Colony

Colony

The Endangered World of Bees

DVD - 2011
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Few people realize that honey bees pollinate one-third of our fruits and vegetables. In fact, these incredible insects play a vital role in producing our food and ensuring our survival. Investigated are the circumstances and the impacts of 'colony collapse disorder' with focus on beekeepers dealing with the crisis. As these families and individuals struggle to understand this lethal problem, they illuminate the devastating effects of bee extinction not just on bees, but on people.
Publisher: [United States] : Docuramafilms : Distributed by New Video Group, 2011
ISBN: 9781422914168
142291416X
Branch Call Number: 638.15 COL 2011 22
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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professortjbookworm12 May 10, 2013

Since I don't know much about beekeeping, this movie was quite an eye opener for me. Gives viewer insight into the inner workings and lives of bee farmers. Unique group of people. Enjoyed the film, however I put two books on hold about bee keeping, needed to know more.

FishbowlB77 Jul 13, 2012

The bees are dying a slow and painful death, no thanks to possible pesticides. However, Scientists and Bee Keepers are working on a solution to protect the honeybees from dying. They are also working on a way to save their plantations. Without the honeybees, there would be no honey to produce, resulting in higher prices of edible goods.

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HereHere
Aug 09, 2011

Too much of a christian/religious focus for my taste, but the negotiations of the farm were interesting. Basically, to sum it up, after the banking crisis, the almond growers refused to pay what they were used to paying. The bee company clients signed a contract to rent bee fertilization at $170/colony, but came back begging for $150. The farmer agreed to $160 much to the distraught mother. It meant that they were losing money by being beekeepers; at a time when colony collapse disorder is hitting beekeepers too. It looks grim. For a much better film on the subject, I recommend Queen of the Sun and pass on this one.

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mj7932
Jun 02, 2011

Wonderful documentary about the most recent condition of bees in USA...and Canadians need watch it as most our groceries come from USA and without bees we have to eat snow!

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