Daily Archives: April 30, 2011

“Queen of the Sun” doc about bees

Roger Ebert, from RogerEbert.com:

Bees are often under-appreciated for the important role they play in fertilizing food plants.

“In the Central Valley of California, there are 500,000 acres of almond trees. All almond trees. Nothing but almond trees. This is wrong. It is not natural. For these trees to bear almonds, they must be pollinated. But bees cannot live there, for there is nothing to sustain them when the trees are not in blossom. So hives containing millions of bees must be trucked more than a thousand miles, and then trucked back again. Continue reading

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