The Murder of the Honeybee
Where: Commonwealth Club, 25 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5AP
Directors: researcher Manon Blaas, Hetty Nietsch
Producers: Wendel Hesen, Mascha Boogaard
Language: Dutch with English Subtitles
The critical level of bee mortality is a major threat to our food supply. Eighty percent of all plants on earth depend on pollination by bees for reproduction and evolution. Of all the countries in Europe, the Netherlands has the largest bee mortality rate.
This documentary investigates the possible link between the use of a new insecticide, Imidacloprid, and the rise of bee mortality. The link is denied by both the insecticide producers and the chief advisor to the Duch government; Wageningen University and Recearch Centre (WUG). And yet the use of this chemical is prohibited in France as it was found to be linked to the death of bee population.
Can the honeybees be saved?
Followed by a Q&A discussion with director Hetty Nietsch and researcher Manon Blaas.
The London Investigative Film Festival 2014 will be held at City University London:
Oliver Thompson Theatre
City University London
London, EC1V 0HB
The Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre is in The Tait Building on Northampton Square. It is bordered by Spencer Street and Goswell Street.
Angel on the Northern line (City branch) and Farringdon on the Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City and Circle lines.
Routes 4, 19, 30, 38, 43, X43, 55, 56, 73, 153, 214, 243, 341, 505 pass nearby.
There are parking meters in the roads surrounding the university. The nearest National Car Park is on Skinner Street, off St John Street.