The Vanishing of the Bees

Birmingham Co-operative Film Society


Midlands Co-operative Member Relations Centre, Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret St, Birmingham B3 3BS

Thursday 10th March 2011

Doors open 6.45pm, film starts at 7.00pm

All Welcome!


Members – £2.50; Non-members – £4.50

Annual membership fee – £10


Imagine half a million adults skipping town and leaving their children behind.

Picture an opened suitcase filled with bundles of cash at a bus stop and yet no robber wants to snatch it.

The apiary science mystery known as “Colony Collapse Disorder” displays these very symptoms.

Not only do the bees abandon their hive, but the queen and the brood as well. Unnatural. Unheard of. Even the predators that usually raid the hive for honey stay far away. At first, this occurrence sounds like an urban legend or an exaggerated tale. Except it’s not. The situation is both dire and all too real. Bees are disappearing all over the planet and no one knows why.




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