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Every Beekeeper NEEDS to watch this movie

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:25 pm    Post subject: Every Beekeeper NEEDS to watch this movie Reply with quote

Nicotine Bees, the movie, gets to the truth about why the honey bees of the world are in big trouble, and why our food supply is in trouble with them. We think the answers are clear - and have been for several years. We filmed on 3 continents to find out the real reasons why bees are in catastrophic decline - and why many people don't want the real story to be told. Although the bees have been in a slow decline for years, something else happened between 2005 and 2006 that changed everything: a sharp and catastrophic collapse of bee colonies in dozens of countries simultaneously. This was unlike anything seen before, even by the oldest beekeepers in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The answers have been right in front of us: the worldwide, simultaneous die-offs of honeybees - with a strange set of behaviors seen everywhere. With the continuing bee collapse, one third of our food supply is at risk - yet despite the clear-cut scientific data, especially from Europe, in news reports this is issue is still called "mysterious." We think this crisis is not mysterious. The answers are clear cut from evidence from Europe and the US, from observations of similar effects from Europe to Canada to India, and in dozens of states across the US. We systematically ruled-out the other possible causes of this massive die-off to find the one underlying explanation that really works: all over the world, at the same time, with the same bizarre behaviors: bees simply leave their precious honey and young bees behind. They don't come home. We think we know why, and Nicotine Bees is ready to show what has happened.

Please get this movie out there! It is very well done. I have a few copies and am getting it into the hands of our farmers, local politicians, and other beekeepers locally. I suggest everyone do the same.

If anyone else knows the makers of this film please have them contact me.
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Conserving wild bees

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