08 October 2009

The Last Beekeeper

The bee population is steadily declining. Sure, bees can sting, but they also pollinate plants and fruit-bearing trees. Meaning we can't harvest our crops and grow successful gardens without them. "If all the bees die, what do you have to live for?" asks beekeeper Matt Hutchens.

The Last Beekeeper, produced by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, follows the lives of three commercial beekeepers in South Carolina, Montana, and Washington. Over the course of a year they struggle to come to terms with the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a phenomenon in which worker bees from a beehive or European honey bee colony abruptly disappear. CCD threatens crops and world food supply along with the livelihoods of beekeepers.

PS I was at school with Fenton, four million years ago (although only ten years ago for him, looking at his picture).


http://www.beekeepingguidelines.com/beekeeping-clothing/ said...

Thanks for this informative movie suggestion.
It is great to know that there are people out there working hard to battle the Colony Collapse Disorder.
People need to know that beekeeping is the best way to save our nature.
I shall be sharing this video to my friends.

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