More Than Honey

New York Times  By Stephen Holden  6/11/13
In Fields and Hives, Zooming in on What Ails Bees. 'More Than Honey' a documentary by Markus Imhoof.
 
If bees were to disappear from the globe, mankind would have four years left to live. That assertion, attributed to Albert Einstein but perhaps apocryphal, is voiced in “More Than Honey,” a fascinating but rambling documentary about the decimation of the world’s bee population through the phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder.
Directed and written by Markus Imhoof, a Swiss filmmaker, the movie is a tutorial on the biology and social behavior of bees and their exploitation in the age of industrial agriculture. Mr. Imhoof is descended from a long line of Alpine beekeepers whose cultivation of bees and harvesting of their honey...