Vanishing of the Bees

DVD - 2010
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Vanishing of the Bees
Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Filmed across the U.S., in Europe, Australia, and Asia, examine the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and Mother Earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss.

Publisher: [United States] : E1 Entertainment, c2010
Branch Call Number: DVD 638.1 V
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jan 21, 2015
  • aquadog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very good documentary. Since it was made there is even stronger scientific validity to systemic pesticides being the cause of this scorge. Big chemical corporations have to be stopped before there is no food left to eat and we are all poisoned.

Jun 19, 2014
  • ncs1961 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is well done - essential information, accessible and interesting . WATCH THIS FILM!! and then tell your friends to watch. Then get some hives going in your backyard. If you like to eat food as we know it, you want to know what's going on with pollinators. Remember Soylent Green.
...OK, it's a few days later...I feel a little calmer but no less passionate about this documentary & the fact that it's NOT IN THE NEWS. No need to think of soylent g...just think of agribusiness, the FDA and chinese imports.

May 19, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Reading the jacket, I thought "surly a 50 minute doc on this subject would have been enough". But I was both alarmed and facinated by the drama and the mystery for the entire 87 minutes !! Highly recommended.

Apr 01, 2014
  • nparrish rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Laughing at Iowakid's comment below, saying Europe has "enlightened government"...Go live there a few years and try to tell us that!
Anyway, this was a great film. There were some very intelligent people in this who I liked a lot, which is unusual. Many different possible causes are described, and it's important to note that GMO foods are NOT among them. Nor at any point did they try to say bee-stings cure gout, or any other pseudo-science mumbo-jumbo. That's why I liked this film, it went straight to the people who work first-hand with the subject and it stayed scientific. Highly recommended!

Sep 19, 2012
  • fraChristoforo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A must-see, especially for children and adults who live in the city, and have little contact with agriculture. Not only wonderful for raising awareness about our dependence on honeybees for our food, but on the issues of pesticides, food safety, environmental responsibility, and the long-term unsustainability of modern mega-farming.

Jan 11, 2012
  • Iowakid rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

At long last, an inkling of why the bees are disappearing. Now, we only need to have as an enlightened government as Europe to survive, i.e. how can we live without fruit and vegetables?
It only makes sense that the new pesticides are going to have as great an effect on our best pollinators as well as those insects that people deem as pests.
It really makes me want to have a hive.

Oct 04, 2011
  • HereHere rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The best dvd on the plight of honeybees that I've seen yet. At least in terms of the status of the scientific evidence. Not as beautifully aesthetic as other dvds on the same subject, and there is a lot of 'talking heads', but it is a documentary of great importance in our food pollination system and greater ecological balance on this planet.


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Sep 19, 2012
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