The Vanishing of the Bees
The Vanishing of the Bees (2011)

"The Vanishing of the Bees" takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The documentary examines our current agricultural landscape and… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: April 20, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2011
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Nelson

Hypnotic slo-mo images of honeybees flapping their wings are about all that distinguishes the docu Vanishing of the Bees from a well-researched article on its subject.

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Both frightening and inspiring.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

A serious, didactic, rather rambling documentary.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

There's little form to the structure, the editing is amateurish and the narration is puerile. It's a worthwhile subject - but the film is too poor to justify a release.

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Brent Simon

Shines a light on a fascinating and important subject, but also suffers some from comparatively lax filmmaking, failing to provide the sort of detail which would more robustly engage the typical layperson viewer.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

After watching this, you'll probably end up worrying as much as they do.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A cogent documentary exploring the causes of the global disappearance of honeybees who play such a crucial role in our ecosystem.

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Stuart McGurk
Sunday Times (UK)

Well intentioned and urgent - but let down by hammy narration, a made-for-TV budget and a blatant plug for its co-sponsor, the Co-op.

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Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

Fascinating subject expertly covered.

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Jim Hunter
This documentary explores the environmental implications of a mysterious disappearance of bees. More optimistic than most environmentalist documentaries, which… More
Sarah Prisbylla
I didn't think it was a great documentary, but the subject was interesting.