Marla Spivak: Why bees are disappearing| 15mins
Director: TED Ideas Worth Spreading | Producer: TED Ideas Worth Spreading
Focus Years: 2013 | Country: United States
Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony consisting of 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four factors which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the worldâ€™s crops. Could this incredible species be holding up a mirror for us?