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Silence Of The Bees

Behind The Massive Bee Die Off

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Why AreThe Planet's Premier Pollinators Dying?

It is an urgent mystery: why are the honey bees dying in such great numbers?

These amazing insects, so central to our food supply, are disappearing at an alarming rate. Colony Collapse Disorder has mysteriously emptied beehives in 35 states in the US, and in Europe and South America. One third of the honey bees in the US have died. That number represents about 8,000 hives.

Without bees, life as we know it will not exist. They pollinate about one third of the food in the US.

Calculated in dollars, the value of their services exceeds 15 billion dollars.

This important documentary examines a long list of suspects like a crime show: Is it because of toxic pesticides? Parasites? Malnutrition? Do the bees have suppressed immune systems?

Follow the clues with the top scientists in the world who are trying to crack this most crucial case.

Literally, our lives depend on it.

--Bibi Farber

This video was produced by KPBS