A Must-See Introduction to Beekeeping and Honey Bees (Video)

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I may be licking my wounds as a failed beekeeper, but with Colony Collapse Disorder continuing to decimate the global bee population, none of us can afford to ignore the plight of the honey bees. Whether you have plans to keep bees or not, understanding the importance of this eco art is crucial for us all.

I've just come across one of the best video introductions to beekeeping I have ever seen. It's a must see for everyone who eats. Made as part of the CHOW Obsessives series—the same people who brought us video of the coolest seed bank ever, not to mention urban farming and backyard slaughter in West Oakland—"Honey" takes us on a tour of Sanoma County beekeeper Serge Labesque's hives and bee yard. The video has been around for a while, but it deserves a much bigger audience than it has already achieved.

Covering everything from the nature of the honey bee, through the dramatic decline in beekeeping, to the emergence of Colony Collapse Disorder and the wonders of honey, this really is a superb, well-filmed introduction to why beekeeping matters to each and every one of us.

Please share it widely.