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Vanishing of the Bees

Friday, October 17 at 12:00 am on Channel 12.1

Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives.

Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers ... [See more]



IN-STUDIO GUESTS:
During its CPT12 premiere, filmmaker George Langworthy and Colorado beekeeper Tom Theobald will join CPT12 Director of Development Shari Bernson and Rebecca Stevens live in the studio to discuss the film.

Viewer Comments

vanishing of the bees
Posted: September 11, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: Vanishing of the Bees
Another incredible documentary. I wish you could air these programs over and over, so more people could watch these. I want to buy hives now, to help our garden and hay fields. Can't afford it now, but what incredible knowledge. Thanks again, and let's save the honey bee!! '
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email.
We are glad you enjoyed watching Vanishing of the Bees.
It will be repeated on CPT12 Sunday, September 14 at 3:30 pm   on Channel  12.1.
You may be interested in checking out the Denver Beekeeping Club’s website at:
http://www.denverbee.org/
All the Best,
Joan
CPT12 Staff
Bees and RF EMF cell phone radiation
Posted: August 30, 2014 by D D
Program: Vanishing of the Bees
Being electrosensitive, I feel like I won't live to my next birthday. The bees are suffering due to cell phone, cell tower, radiofrequency emitting utility meters, and your home WiFi and DECT wireless toys. I don't own a cell phone. We got our RF meter removed and an analog utility meter installed on our farm. We suddenly have healthy bees back again and I am starting to feel better each day. Get smart. Get WIRED. Send your wireless devices to the recycling dump. Save the bees. From my personal experience & 1000s of hours of medical and scientific reading, I firmly believe ccd STARTs when wireless Radiofrequency radiation stresses the bees immune system, additional chemical sprays potentiate / synergize the environmental toxicity on the bees immune system, then the bees cannot fight off infection & verroa mite infestation, just like homeless street people tend to get parasites because they are worn down like this, too... then the bees get anemic from blood loss of verroa mite infestation and die a suffering terrible death, which I witnessed in our garden again and again as I also became sicker and sicker from the radiofrequency utility meter on my home. Watch 'Take Back Your Power' award winning documentary by Josh del Sol on CPT 12.
Bees and RF EMF cell phone radiation
Posted: August 30, 2014 by D D
Program: Vanishing of the Bees
Being electrosensitive, I feel like I won't live to my next birthday. The bees are suffering due to cell phone, cell tower, radiofrequency emitting utility meters, and your home WiFi and DECT wireless toys. I don't own a cell phone. We got our RF meter removed and an analog utility meter installed on our farm. We suddenly have healthy bees back again and I am starting to feel better each day. Get smart. Get WIRED. Send your wireless devices to the recycling dump. Save the bees. From my personal experience & 1000s of hours of medical and scientific reading, I firmly believe ccd STARTs when wireless Radiofrequency radiation stresses the bees immune system, additional chemical sprays potentiate / synergize the environmental toxicity on the bees immune system, then the bees cannot fight off infection & verroa mite infestation, just like homeless street people tend to get parasites because they are worn down like this, too... then the bees get anemic from blood loss of verroa mite infestation and die a suffering terrible death, which I witnessed in our garden again and again as I also became sicker and sicker from the radiofrequency utility meter on my home. Watch 'Take Back Your Power' award winning documentary by Josh del Sol on CPT 12.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email.
I am glad you have taken control of your environment and have found relief.
All the Best,
Joan
CPT12  Staff

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Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for pollinating a third of of the food crops on our tables.

Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees.

Filming across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. thi film also presents a platform of solutions, encouraging audiences to be the change they wish to see in the world.


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Gift Name: DVD of program + Mason Bee House + Wildflower Seeds
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Description: The "Gardener's Bee Bundle" - Includes:

- DVD of program - Vanishing of the Bees

- Mason Bee House

Native Orchard Mason Bees are superb early season pollinators of fruit trees, berries, and many other spring-flowering plants. Welcome these friendly native bees to your garden with this biodegradable nest kit.  In nature, mason bees lay their eggs in hollow plant stems, dead trees, even under house shingles, but finding such places is hard work!  By putting up this nest kit, you are providing an easy, ideal, ready-made home for the bees.  In early spring, place the nest kit in a sheltered, sunny spot facing East or South to catch the morning sun. (Under the eaves of a shed or garage is an ideal location and be sure to avoid direct exposure to rain). Female bees will lay their eggs in the tubes and adult offspring will emerge the following spring.

- Honey Source wildflower seed mix

A long blooming mix of nectar and pollen rich annuals and perennials put together by Colorado-based Beauty Beyond Belief Seed, just for our honey bee friends!  Plant this mix to provide vital nutrition for Honey Bees.  Includes:
China Aster (single), Siberian Wallflower, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis, Dwarf Sulphur Cosmos, Chinese Forget-Me-Not, Purple Coneflower, California Poppy, Perennial Gaillardia, Purple Prairie Clover, Cape Forget-Me-Not, White Upland Aster, Corn Poppy, Rocky Mtn. Penstemon, Lacy Phacelia, Prairie Coneflower, Sweet Mignonette (Reseda Odorata), New England Aster, Single Marigold, Scarlet Cinquefoil


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Gift Name: DVD of program + More Than Honey DVD + The Hive book
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Description: The "City-dweller's Bee Bundle" includes:

- DVD of program: Vanishing of the Bees

- DVD - More than Honey

Swiss director Markus Imhoof tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. He investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis. This is a strange and strangely moving film that raises questions of species survival in cosmic as well as apiary terms.

- Book - The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us
Ever since men first hunted for honeycomb in rocks and daubed pictures of it on cave walls, the honeybee has been seen as one of the wonders of nature. The Hive recounts the astonishing tale of all the weird and wonderful things that humans believed about bees and their "society" over the ages.The history of humans and honeybees is also a history of ideas, taking us through the evolution of science, religion, and politics, and a social history that explores the bee's impact on food and human ritual. In this generously illustrated book, Bee Wilson shows how humans will always view the hive as a miniature universe with order and purpose, and look to it to make sense of their own.


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$150 DVD of program + More Than Honey DVD + The Hive book

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Gift Name: 3 DVD's + Book + Mason Bee House + Flower Seeds
Donation Amount: $ 240

Description: The "Ultimate Bee Bundle" - Includes:

- DVD of program: Vanishing of the Bees

- DVD - More than Honey

Swiss director Markus Imhoof tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. He investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis. This is a strange and strangely moving film that raises questions of species survival in cosmic as well as apiary terms.

- DVD - Nova: Bees - Tales from the Hive
Amazingly up-close footage filmed with specially developed macro lenses brings you the most intimate and spectacular portrayal of a working bee colony ever filmed. This episode of the PBS nature series exposes a bee colony's secret world, detailing such rarely-seen events as the life-or-death battle between a pair of rival queens, a bee eater's attack on the hive, and a scout beeís mysterious dance that shares special "nectar directions" with the rest of the hive.

- Book - The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us

The Hive recounts the astonishing tale of all the weird and wonderful things that humans believed about bees and their "society" over the ages.The history of humans and honeybees is also a history of ideas, taking us through the evolution of science, religion, and politics, and a social history that explores the bee's impact on food and human ritual. In this generously illustrated book, Bee Wilson shows how humans will always view the hive as a miniature universe with order and purpose, and look to it to make sense of their own.

- Mason Bee House
Native Orchard Mason Bees are superb early season pollinators of fruit trees, berries, and many other spring-flowering plants. Welcome these friendly native bees to your garden with this biodegradable nest kit. In early spring, place the nest kit in a sheltered, sunny spot facing East or South to catch the morning sun. (Under the eaves of a shed or garage is an ideal location and be sure to avoid direct exposure to rain). Female bees will lay their eggs in the tubes and adult offspring will emerge the following spring.

- Honey Source wildflower seed mix
A long blooming mix of nectar and pollen rich annuals and perennials put together by Colorado-based Beauty Beyond Belief Seed, just for our honey bee friends! China Aster (single), Siberian Wallflower, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis, Dwarf Sulphur Cosmos, Chinese Forget-Me-Not, Purple Coneflower, California Poppy, Perennial Gaillardia, Purple Prairie Clover, Cape Forget-Me-Not, White Upland Aster, Corn Poppy, Rocky Mtn. Penstemon, Lacy Phacelia, Prairie Coneflower, Sweet Mignonette (Reseda Odorata), New England Aster, Single Marigold, Scarlet Cinquefoil


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