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All over the world, bee populations are dying -- but why? From pesticides, mites, stress, incest? Film-maker Markus Imhoof travels the world to find the causes. In the USA he meets a nomadic beekeeper who travels from plantation to plantation with his 15,000 bees. Without medication, his insects couldn't survive the contact with so many different pesticides. In China, Imhoof comes across completely bee-free areas where pollen is dabbed on flowers by hand. The film allows astonishing insights, especially when the camera changes its perspective from panorama to macro: a miniature helicopter flies with the animals, their social behaviour is studied in a prepared hive. We have never been so close to bees!