This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee.





Credited cast:
Elliot Page ... Narrator (as Ellen Page)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bret Adee Bret Adee ... Self - World's Largest Beekeeper
Dennis Cardoza Dennis Cardoza ... Self - Representative, California
Henri Clement Henri Clement ... Self - UNAF President
Jay Feldman Jay Feldman ... Self - Executive Director, Beyond Pesticides
Emilia Fox ... Self - Narrator
Maryann Frazier Maryann Frazier ... Self - Department of Entomology, Penn State University
Jean Glavany Jean Glavany ... Self - French Politician
Davey Hackenberg Davey Hackenberg ... Self - Beekeeper, Lewisberg, Pennsylvania
David Hackenberg David Hackenberg ... Self - Beekeeper, Lewisberg, Pennsylvania
Gunther Hauk Gunther Hauk ... Self - Author, Toward Saving the Honeybee
Wayne Larsen Wayne Larsen ... Self - Pesticide Applicator
Dee Lusby Dee Lusby ... Self - Founder, Organic Beekeeping Group
David Mendes David Mendes ... Self - Beekeeper, Fort Myers, Florida
Philipp Mimkes Philipp Mimkes ... Self - Coalition Against Bayer Dangers


This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film examines our current agricultural landscape and celebrates the ancient and sacred connection between man and the honeybee. The story highlights the positive changes that have resulted due to the tragic phenomenon known as "Colony Collapse Disorder." To empower the audience, the documentary provides viewers with tangible solutions they can apply to their everyday lives. Vanishing of the Bees unfolds as a dramatic tale of science and mystery, illuminating this extraordinary crisis and its greater meaning about the relationship between humankind and Mother Earth. The bees have a message - but will we listen? Written by Anonymous

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Thoughtful and informative
13 September 2011 | by newyorker10022See all my reviews

Vanishing of the Bees is a thoughtful and informative look at the potential reasons behind colony collapse disorder (CCD), in contrast to so many documentaries which are alarmist and sensationalist. As an amateur beekeeper I am interested in bees, of course, but I saw this film to better educate myself on where our food comes from. After watching "Vanishing" I felt that I had gained a common-sense understanding of how a few agricultural practices in the developed world can be strongly linked to CCD. The film also left me wondering why more isn't being done to change our current practices. I think this film is a must-see for anyone interested in food, farming, or bees.

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9 October 2009 (UK) See more »

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Australia See more »


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$500,000 (estimated)
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