Colony

Colony

Streaming Video - 2009
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An eye-opening account of a little-known, yet essential, subculture in America. COLONY brings to life the fascinating world of bees - and the frightening possibility of their disappearance.
Publisher: [United States] : Docurama : Made available through hoopla, 2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 84 min.)) : sd., col

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professortjbookworm12 May 10, 2013

Since I don't know much about beekeeping, this movie was quite an eye opener for me. Gives viewer insight into the inner workings and lives of bee farmers. Unique group of people. Enjoyed the film, however I put two books on hold about bee keeping, needed to know more.

FishbowlB77 Jul 13, 2012

The bees are dying a slow and painful death, no thanks to possible pesticides. However, Scientists and Bee Keepers are working on a solution to protect the honeybees from dying. They are also working on a way to save their plantations. Without the honeybees, there would be no honey to produce, resulting in higher prices of edible goods.

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HereHere
Aug 09, 2011

Too much of a christian/religious focus for my taste, but the negotiations of the farm were interesting. Basically, to sum it up, after the banking crisis, the almond growers refused to pay what they were used to paying. The bee company clients signed a contract to rent bee fertilization at $170/colony, but came back begging for $150. The farmer agreed to $160 much to the distraught mother. It meant that they were losing money by being beekeepers; at a time when colony collapse disorder is hitting beekeepers too. It looks grim. For a much better film on the subject, I recommend Queen of the Sun and pass on this one.

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mj7932
Jun 02, 2011

Wonderful documentary about the most recent condition of bees in USA...and Canadians need watch it as most our groceries come from USA and without bees we have to eat snow!

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