The Nature Of Things with David Suzuki: To Bee or Not to Be

Thursday, January 7 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)

Bees are all around us. When the news broke three and a half years ago that honeybee populations around the globe were declining at an alarming rate, it was no surprise that scientists took notice. And while some might consider them no more than a nuisance, bees are crucial to us and to the natural world. They are essential pollinators of many of the food crops that we depend on—almonds, sunflowers and many fruits. A world without bees would be unrecognizable. What is happening to the bees, and can they be saved? Like many scientific mysteries, the answers are rarely found in one place. Airing at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), on THE NATURE OF THINGS with David Suzuki, To Bee or Not to Be takes viewers across Canada and the U.S., to France, Germany and Scotland, into laboratories, bee yards, almond orchards and breeding grounds, in search of clues.

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