2019-11-07 11:59:53

The Decline of Bee Colonies Could Mean Collapse of Food Chain

The documentary film The Pollinators tells the story of the world’s yellow-black jacketed honey bees, whose existence may determine the future of human survival.

The bees pollinate nearly all the fruits, vegetables and nuts we consume, and some experts estimate one out of every three bites of food we eat depends on the work of honey bees.

However, the future of the insects is now in peril with widespread reports of bee colony collapses. In the last decade and a half, beekeepers have reported staggering declines in their bee populations due to pesticides, parasites and loss of habitat.

Scientists warn climate change is also threatening the bees’ survival, noting bees could die off at faster rates as the Earth warms.

Democracy Now! speaks with Peter Nelson, director of “The Pollinators,” cinematographer and beekeeper.

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