The Vanishing of the Bees, a feature-length documentary, will explain colony collapse disorder, the mysterious affliction that has decimated many of the nation's honeybee hives. Honeybees have simply disappeared, leaving hives without bees, beekeepers without incomes and farmers fearing they won't have any way to pollinate their crops this spring.
It promises to take "a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and spiritual implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee, a mysterious ecological tragedy that could topple our food chain and forever change our way of life."
Writers/producers Maryam Henein and George Langworthy have been interviewing beekeepers, scientists and others. The independent team, however, needs donations to continue work and complete the film.
For the past nine months George and I have been traveling the country and investing our own money. Were now looking for investors and donations to complete our film, Henein said. We need to raise $20,000 to attend two very important shoots: a prominent beekeeping conference in Sacramento and the almond bloom. We plan on following a beekeeper from Florida as he makes his way to California for the almond bloom. In the end, we hope to travel to Australia, England, France and Germany and Hawaii. The bees have a message but will we listen?
To learn more about the film, or to donate (donations are tax-deductible), go to VanishingBees.com.
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