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The Vanishing of the Bees (2009)

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    4.5 out of 10 Fantastic, if depressing, movie
    Samik from Dublin, 05 Oct 2010
    A wonderful movie. It does not provide an answer since we don't have one. Look it up on wikipedia to see the current state of affairs. The movie begins with the bees, which is very strange indeed, since they seem to have vanished. Suddenly 1000's, 10000's etc gone in weeks, with no bodies to be found. How weird is that! So they then look for causes, and that is painful since the bees are treated shockingly badly which I had no idea of. I like the way that it then steps back and looks at the b
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    2.5 out of 10 Could have been bettr
    Ken from Louth, 09 Jul 2010
    The storytelling of this problem was quite good if a little folksy adn overly-simplistic in spots. On the positive side it does give a fairly clear outline of the problem and suggests how it might have been caused. Unfortunately it doesn't really offer any clear answers. This is the type of documenraty that you might see on BBC2. Decent fare but a little too much in love with its subject. Even so it is enaging enough but it probably could also have done without the sponsorship by a major retai
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    1 out of 10 Good but leaves unanswered questions
    Brooke from Wicklow, 18 May 2010
    One of the highlights of this film is the way it talks about the negative impact of pesticides in farming. They go to France to show how the government there cut the use of some pesticides but the film never discusses what happens after that. Did the bees come back after they outlawed the pesticides? You're left with the feeling that pesticides are bad, but we already knew that. I think they could have dug a little deeper with this one.
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    What's it about....
    The honeybee is responsible for pollinating one third of our food. This contributes approximately £200 million per year to the UK economy. Honeybees are dying in their millions and no–one knows why. In the UK around one third of all hives were lost in the winter of 2008. The collapse of the Earth‘s pollinators is now examined through the eyes of those whose lives depend on them and the shocking truths behind the declining bee population are revealed… Following the success...

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