If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.
We have spoken about our love for bees before – Claire has done two excellent posts on saving the bees and farming alternatives that don’t involve the use of neonicotinoid pesticide.
In addition to producing honey, bees are responsible for pollinating flowers. As it is described early on in the film, bees are helping flowers have procreate as, after all, flowers cannot just get up and mingle amongst each other themselves.
More Than Honey is a film created by Markus Imhoof and chronicles honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia. It talks about the problems facing modern bee-keeping and the loss of sometimes up to 90% of the bees in colonies – particularly disturbing as 80% of plant species require pollination.
The film opens in the UK later this year.
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