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333 Ratings

More Than Honey

Directed by Markus Imhoof
Switzerland, Germany, 2012


Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof tackles the vexing issue of why bees are facing extinction. From California to Switzerland, China and Australia he investigates this global phenomenon. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees in flight and in their hives reveal a fascinating world in crisis.

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More Than Honey Directed by Markus Imhoof
More Than Honey" takes in all the things hurting bees — overbreeding, pesticides, farming practices that upset their life cycles. By the time we see Chinese workers slowly and painfully pollinate trees by hand, unable to perform a fraction of one hive’s work, it’s clear that Imhoof is issuing a warning. Without any preachiness, this magically beautiful film urges us to take better care of the bees, and honor the irreplaceable things that they do for us.
June 14, 2013
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[More Than Honey is] a delightful, informative, and suitably contemplative study of the bee world and the bee-population crisis, though in the end it does offer enough dewdrops of hope to fill up a bluebell or two.
June 06, 2013
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The film does an exceptional job of telling all sides of the story, from how the bees would react, that is if they could speak, to the difficulties faced with this unwritten arrangement between bees and humans. Despite this, it does feel as though More Than Honey is lacking something — Imhoof would’ve done well to embed a clearer oppositional argument to his standpoint which would’ve really gotten things going…
September 05, 2013
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