Documentary Presents New Bee Disappearance Theory

A new U.K. film points to neonicotinoid pesticides as the root cause of colony collapse disorder among honeybees. Over the past five years, various theories regarding Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) have been suggested, but the documentary "Vanishing of the Bees" could present the most compelling hypothesis to date. According to Michael McCarthy for The Independent, the film's assertion of "a new generation of pesticides that weakens the bees and makes them more susceptible to other diseases" already has some people up in arms. Oasis singer Liam Gallagher: "You've got to look after the birds and the bees, man. The bees are vanishing. We've got to save them before they all buzz off. It's important. It's a really worthwhile cause. Without them we're in proper bother."

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