“All of a sudden, the bees just disappeared. We went to our hives, and they were gone.” — Beekeeper

Beekeeper with beesWhat’s been killing all the bees? The New York Times trumpeted that it’s a combination of a fungus and a virus, while Grist’s Tom Laskawy and others want to lay all the little corpses on the doorstep of pesticide maker Bayer CropScience.

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A new documentary set for release in March 2011 may not have the answer, but it looks like it’s going to tell a riveting story regardless. Colony — No Bees. No Honey. No Work. No Money goes deep into the buzzing hive of the anxious beekeepers themselves, following veteran beekeeper David Mendes and two young brothers who are getting into beekeeping right when most are fleeing.

Definitely one to watch.

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