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"Permaculture - Inspiration for Sustainable Living is the flagship publication of Permanent Publications and has been in print since 1992.
It keeps you in touch with the cutting edge of the sustainability movement and every issue brings you the best ideas, advice and inspiration from people who are actually creating a better world."--from http://www.permaculture.co.uk/about
For 100 million years, bees have provided sustainability on earth… yet now they are rapidly disappearing from our planet. "Bee People" provides an in-depth look at the people who are working to save the bees and urging everyone to join them. Who are these bee people? What compels them to do what they do? And most importantly, what is the solution they propose? Featuring Gregg McMahan aka “The Bee Guru”. Join him as he follows his passion of rescuing and relocating beehives, and educating America's youth.
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 1/3 of all human food supplies and nearly 80% of the world’s plants, their rapidly declining populations are of great concern.
The humble pollinator of our flowers and food is dying at an alarming rate. Beekeepers are finding whole hives decimated. They blame a new insecticide called neonicotinonids. Europe has already banned the insecticide. But in North America it is still widely in use. In this documentary farmers explain how the insecticide is boosting their harvest while beekeepers tell why the short term gain could result in world wide famine.
Underscoring the fact that insects predate humanity (as well as the dinosaurs) by millions of years, the video provides an overview of the various orders within Insecta, illustrates molting and metamorphosis, and explores insect behavior and anatomy—from the six-legged configuration that all insects share to fascinating facts about vision, pheromones, feeding, flight, social organization, and more. Ecological issues related to the use of pesticides are also raised.
Call Number: DVD SF538.5.C65 Q44 2011 (NOTL Campus)
A documentary on colony collapse disorder, a phenomenon involving the mass disappearance of honeybees from their hives. Includes interviews with beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva.
From the forests of Mexico to the farm lands and cities of North America, learn how successful beekeepers overcome challenges and develop sustainable practices to improve the quality and quantity of honey bee populations.
Honeybees are in danger—with dire consequences for plants, flowers…and honey. Honey has a thousand virtues. Its benefits have been known since the dawn of time and are still explored by scientists today. It may even be an effective alternative to antibiotics. But honey production has dropped due to disease and pesticides, though demand remains high. Some countries must now import it from often unreliable sources. So is the future all bad for bees and their blessings? Not on the rooftops of Paris, where apiaries bloom, built by artisans in search of a truly organic product. This documentary forage into this sweet and valuable commodity.
Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world's crops. Could this incredible species be holding up a mirror for us?
Bees have been rapidly and mysteriously disappearing from rural areas, with grave implications for agriculture. But bees seem to flourish in urban environments—and cities need their help, too. In this TEDTalk, Noah Wilson-Rich suggests that urban beekeeping might play a role in revitalizing both a city and a species.
Honeybees are essential for the production of more than one-third of the food we eat. But in 2006, beekeepers began reporting that astounding numbers of their honeybees had gone missing, literally disappearing, with no dead bees to be found in or around the hives. A task force was formed to study the international phenomenon; scientists were able to identify its distinct symptoms, and named it “colony collapse disorder.” This program investigates colony collapse disorder, looking into its possible causes, exploring its potential consequences, and offering some solutions. Journalist Michael Pollan, apiarists, and others discuss the search for CCD’s origin, focusing on evidence that points to monoculture farming and a relatively new class of chemicals called systemic pesticides as the culprits. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online.
Bill Turnbull investigates one of the biggest mysteries in the countryside: what is killing the bees? It is a question that generates huge controversy. Changes in the weather, pesticides and even a deadly virus have all been blamed. It is a problem that Turnbull is all too familiar with as a beekeeper himself. He meets the scientists who are fitting minute radar transponders on to bees to try to find answers. A BBC Production.