The Nature of Things Beetalker: The Secret World of Bees

The Nature of Things Beetalker: The Secret World of Bees

This fascinating documentary explores the perfectly constructed, architecturally complex structure that has remained virtually unchanged for all of known time, the beehive. With the help of a high definition camera, viewers get up-close and personal with these industrious insects. Dr. Mark Winston of Simon Fraser University is attempting to solve the mystery of bee communication and behaviour by studying the effects of the Queen’s pheromones on other bees in the hive. Since bees pollinate approximately one third of all human food supplies and nearly 80% of the world’s plants, their rapidly declining populations are of great concern.

  • 2006
  • 00:44:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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Metadata

Subjects
Beehives [LCSH] Honeybee -- Behavior [LCSH] Bees -- Behavior [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Biology [LCSH] Environmental sciences [LCSH]
Team
David Suzuki (Host), Barbara Barde (Producer), Mark Johnston (Director), Michael Allder (Producer)
Closed captioning
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MARC Record
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