Scientists and bee experts race to solve an urgent global mystery - the widespread vanishing of honeybees, an insect crucial to our food supply and economy - in the "NATURE" season premiere "Silence of the Bees," airing on PBS Sunday, October 28 at 8 p.m. (check local listings).
From crop fields to hi-tech labs, across the northeast U.S., Europe and Asia, "NATURE" follows the investigation into "Colony Collapse Disorder," which portends possible catastrophe - failed businesses, skyrocketing food prices, unsustainable labor costs, and depleted supplies of essential crops. Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham narrates. "Silence of the Bees" launches the 26th season of "NATURE," the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York for PBS. Major corporate support provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc. and Toyota. For more information, visit http://www.pbs.org/nature