25 February 2017

Einstein and the Honey Bee

It is said that Einstein calculated that if the honey bee were to disappear then humanity would die out in four years.  The bee population of the UK halved by the year 2007 due to Colony Collapse Disorder, the reasons for which are unclear. If Einstein was right then we have real reason to worry and the reasons for the collapse of so many bee hives must be addressed immediately.

Yet was Einstein correct? This short animated film by Lucy Cash explores his (supposed) statement and takes a look out our ongoing and enduring relationship with that most special of insects, the honey bee.