A documentary on Brother Adam's the world famous breeder of the Buckfast bee. Filmed for the BBC in 1987 when Brother Adams was 89.
The film goes into some of the history of developing the buckfast strain of bee, gives a taste of life in their apiary, and documents the search for the Monticola in Africa which was to be added into the genetic mix of the buckfast.
This Dutch film implicates pesticides as playing a significant role in the high bee mortality in the Netherlands and questions why the issue hasn't been taken seriously.
The film contrasts interviews with French scientist Prof. Jean-Marc Bonmatin who's research has led to pesticide bans in France against interviews with Dr. T. Blacquiere, the principal adviser to the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture who appears to have strong financial connections to Bayer, a pesticide producer.
Some stunning cinematography in the PBS documentary that follows the life of a hive through the season. It's a great way to pick up some of the basics on bees, but even if you're already familiar with the information coverd the video is of interest for all the stunning close-ups, including scenes of the mating flight of the queen.
There is also an interesting 'making of' article that explains how these images were captured.