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PostPosted: 04 Oct 2009 5:01 am 
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Vanishing of the Bees, which will be released in Britain next month, claims the cause is the use of a new generation of pesticides that weakens the bees and makes them more susceptible to other diseases.

Narrated by the British actress Emilia Fox, the 90-minute film tells the story of what has become known as colony collapse disorder.

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The problem first appeared in America in the winter of 2004, when many beekeepers across the country found that their bees had suddenly vanished, leaving behind empty hives. Since then scientists have failed to find a single cause for it.

The film goes on to suggest that neonicotinoid pesticides, some of them made by Bayer, one of the world's biggest chemical companies, may be behind the disappearances.

The pesticides include the widely-used imidacloprid (marketed under the trade name Gaucho), which has been banned in France following pressure from beekeepers. It is still in use in Britain, the US and elsewhere.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/new-film-blames-drug-firm-for-plight-of-honey-bees-1795148.html

Britain is so lucky hopefully I will get to see it here in America

I have followed the pesticides and the Bee situation has become critical and close to extinction

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH9mpHNawSs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO7ewbO5EzM

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PostPosted: 06 Oct 2009 3:54 pm 
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Thanks so much for this. I attended the World Premiere in London last week and can attest that it is a great and important new film. I have bloged it, and my write up should be live in a few days time.

I am also having dinner with the director this week...

Stay tuned, and thanks again.

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