11 May '11, 2pm
The Stunning Beauty of Pollination Caught on Film (Video) We <3 Bees!
As Discovery launches a network-wide push entitled Bees on the Brink , we're turning our attention back to honeybees, the challenges they face, and what we can do to help them. From the deep dependence of our food system on honeybees to the shocking decline in bumblebee populations , the case that pollinators are facing a crisis is hard to refute. But intellectual arguments only go so far. Sometimes we just have to take a step back and marvel at the beauty that nature presents us with. Film maker Louie Schwartzberg has been capturing stunning time-lapse cinematography of pollinators ranging from bees to bats for years. It is, he says, a reminder of our connection to the web of life. "We'll protect what we fall in love with" he argues. Let's just hope he's right.