Ellen Page Will Now Explain the Honeybee Holocaust to You

About five years ago, stories began circulating that honeybee colonies were collapsing in staggering numbers. Turns out the buzzing little Blind Melon mascots are partly responsible for one-third of our diet, which means the continuing demise of the species is catastrophic. In the new documentary The Vanishing of the Bees, which premiered Sunday night in L.A., more is learned about the ramifications of Colony Collapse Disorder; Ellen Page narrates!

Vanishing of the Bees - Trailer from Bee The Change on Vimeo.

"These beautiful little beings supply us with one-third of our food, and they are quickly vanishing," Page said at the premiere. "[The message of the film] is clearly here are imbalances we've created with our modern industrialized agriculture system and how we're hurting the life that gives us life and have lost that sense of connectedness. Hopefully, despite it being frightening, and it should be frightening, there's an opportunity here to regain that sense of connectedness."

The movie comes out on DVD and VOD June 7. And what the hell, here's the Blind Melon video.

· Ellen Page Calls Attention to Bee Colony Devastation [THR]


  • Meh... says:

    Great film! I highly recommend it!

  • j'accuse! says:

    I'm sure this is serious, but when they hit the strident, earnest "We're on a quest to save the bees" moments from around 1:55 on, I just laughed. Out. Loud.

  • Louis Virtel says:

    It's hard to take a glowing review seriously from you, "Meh..." But it does look great!

  • Meh...but not about saving bees! says:

    noted! 🙂

  • The Winchester says:

    We can thank this bee phenomenon for providing the seed of inspiration that became The Happening, so at least one good thing came from it, right?
    Off topic, everyone did follow-ups on the Nirvana album cover kid, but whatever happened to the bee girl?