Movies

Another movie about honey bee deaths? Why not? It appears the public isn’t tired of hearing about dead bees yet. The latest installment is “More than Honey” which was filmed on location inside a beehive studio somewhere in Switzerland. Last year it was the BBC’s “Who Killed the Honey Bee?” a great flick with lots of words and phrases like catastrophe, frightened, incredible death rate, disaster… you get the picture. Other recent honey bee films have been Australia’s “Honey Bee Blues“, “Vanishing of the Bees” (narrated by Ellen Page), “To Bee or Not to Bee” (a David Suzuki documentary), “Queen of the Sun“, “Silence of the Bees”, “Dance of the Honey Bees” (from Bill Moyers), “The Strange Disappearance of the Bees“, and Emmy Awarded “The Last Beekeeper” – just to name a few of the best known. Too many? Probably – we risk desensitizing the public to the sting of bee disappearance. But it sure beats movies about Killer Bees like “The Swarm” from the 70s.

About Ron Miksha

Ron Miksha is a geophysicist who also does a bit of science writing and blogging. Ron has worked as a radio broadcaster, a beekeeper, and is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has written two books, dozens of magazine and journal articles, and complements his first book, Bad Beekeeping, with a popular blog at www.badbeekeeping.com. Ron wrote his most recent book, The Mountain Mystery, for everyone who has looked at a mountain and wondered what miracles of nature set it upon the landscape. For more about Ron, including some cool pictures taken when he was a teenager, please check Ron's site: miksha.com.
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