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Hi, I'm Malcolm Woods

I’m the New Media Editor at Outpost, though I’m the old media editor, as well. In both capacities, I read, hear, photograph and write about food. I also eat food pretty regularly, all of which means I spend a lot of time thinking about food in...
Malcolm Woods

Catch a Bee Movie at the Times

Food, Love and Policy By Malcolm Woods on March 25, 2011

What's happening to the honeybee? No one really knows. First identified in 2006, Colony Collapse Disorder has resulted in entire colonies of honeybees disappearing across the country, leaving behind empty hives and threatening a significant portion of the country's agricultural production, which relies on the bees to pollinate crops. The number of active colonies in the country is now about half of what it was in the 1940s. 


Theories attempting to explain the disappearance the bees abound, many pointing to pesticide exposure, infectious diseases, viruses and stress. Bee colonies are huge business, maintained and transported around the country for pollination. Its estimated that some $15 billion worth of agricultural production is dependent upon the work of bees.


A new documentary, Queen of the Sun, explores the issue of Colony Collapse Disorder, has its Milwaukee area premier next week.


The Times Cinema is located at 5906 W. Vliet Street. Showtimes are Monday, March 28, through Thursday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m.


This is a bee movie worth seeing.


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