Vanishing of the Bees Film The co-operative presents,
as part of
Plan BEE
Watch the film online now

Bees are dying in their billions.

In the UK, around one fifth of honeybee hives were lost in the winter of 2008/09. Bees pollinate a third of the food we eat, and this contributes £200million a year to the UK economy.

Vanishing of the Bees is an eye-opening account of the shocking truth behind the declining bee population.


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Why are bees important?

Approximately one-third of what we eat is pollinated by bees.

The Vanishing Bees

Bees are disappearing at alarming rates all over the world.

Frequenty Asked Questions

The Co-operative answers your bee-related questions here.


Week Two: The Story So Far

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Colony Collapse Disorder: The Disappearance of the Honeybee

Colony Collapse Disorder: The Disappearance of the Honeybee I used to hate bees. As a kid I threw stones at their hives and o...

Liam and the Bees

Premiere Pics

Aldo Zilli and Mr Bee Todd Carty and friend Sian Lloyd and Mr Bee Mr Bee and friends Sebastian Bassong and...

The Premiere & Liam Lends a Hand

Last night we celebrated the world premiere of Vanishing of the Bees and we'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who turned...