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Weekly Beesearch: What is Colony Collapse Disorder?

Weekly Beesearch: What is Colony Collapse Disorder?

Every once in a while, stories pop up in the news cycle about honey bees dying or disappearing mysteriously. Often, this is attributed to something called Colony Collapse Disorder. We have no idea what causes it yet, or how to prevent it, but here’s what we do know. ...

Week 2: Research and Contacts

Week 2: Research and Contacts

The backbone of every documentary is the quality of its research, as every aspect of the subject must be professionals without prior research into their fields. This also means that we can hold high-level conversations and understand what is being said to us, leading...

Bee Aware: Meet the Colony

Bee Aware: Meet the Colony

Our colony is a BUZZ with excitement because today was the first official, face to face meeting with the entire crew! So, the focus for this documentary will be about Urban Beekeeping and raising awareness around the critical role this little creature has in our...

NJ and NY Crews Beegin Summer Production

NJ and NY Crews Beegin Summer Production

After a long hibernation—due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic—all of our regional filming teams were eager to re-enter the world and learn more about their local bees and beekeepers! When we first heard that we had to put our filming on hold for months, we were all...

Connecticut Production has BEEgun

Connecticut Production has BEEgun

On May 27th, production began again on BeeAware as the Connecticut group had their first shoot. During our scramble to get interviews after our cancellation of our France trip, the Connecticut group lined up six interviews during spring break. Unfortunately as the...

Beesearch: The Troubling Trend of Incesticides in the US

Beesearch: The Troubling Trend of Incesticides in the US

Pesticides are an important and common product in use on farms all across the United States and most of the world. While these chemicals are great for farmers protecting their crops from pests, they have many known side effects on pollinators, who are just as...

Weekly Beesearch: Bee Stings

Weekly Beesearch: Bee Stings

Honey Bees, and bees in general, often get a bad rap because of their defense mechanism: stinging. However, foraging bees rarely sting people, it's when you are near the hive, and posing a threat that bees will begin to sting a person actively. A honey bee will never...

Honey, We Delayed the Premiere

Honey, We Delayed the Premiere

It is Monday, May 11th. There is a crowd gathering outside of Jacob Burns theater in Pleasantville, NY. A poster in the window lets everyone know tonight is the premiere of Bee Aware. The house opens about 6PM, the crowd filters into the lobby. As the audience makes...

Weekly Beesearch: What’s In a Beehive?

Weekly Beesearch: What’s In a Beehive?

Bees.  In the typical hive, there are 3 kinds of bees. The Queen, the drone, and the workers. Then there are larvae, which begin life as eggs laid by the Queen, and in around 14 days, emerge as new worker bees. Worker bees are responsible for the maintenance and...

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