Silence of the Bees
Winner of the prestigious Peabody Award, "The Silence of the Bees" explores one of Nature’s most baffling mysteries: the disappearance of the honeybee! Beginning in the winter of 2006, millions of bees vanished from their hives without a trace. A precious pollinator of fruits and vegetables, the disappearing bees left billions of dollars of crops at risk and threatened our food supply. Join researchers as follow the trail of clues from the Untied States to southern France, from the hills of Spain to England, all the way to Australia and China as they scramble to discover why honeybees were dying in record numbers — and to stop the epidemic in its tracks. In "Parrots in the Land of Oz," meet the brightest cast of characters in the Australia story! For tens of millions of years, parrots have survived and thrived in the Land of Oz, even as the continent underwent dramatic changes, including some brought about by Man. But these true Australian originals are as resourceful as they are rowdy. From the tropical rainforests, parrots began winging their way across the continent adapting to every corner of the country and its most extreme environments. Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham narrates.