More Than Honey

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  • Summary: An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jun 13, 2013
    Without any preachiness, this magically beautiful film urges us to take better care of the bees, and honor the irreplaceable things that they do for us.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Jun 5, 2013
    More Than Honey isn't just 91 minutes of dead bees. Who could bear that? Instead, it's a delightful, informative, and suitably contemplative study of the bee world and the bee-population crisis, though in the end it does offer enough dewdrops of hope to fill up a bluebell or two.
  3. Reviewed by: Simon Kinnear
    Jan 18, 2015
    Astonishing macro-photography captures the bees in all their surreal beauty, presenting a tribute to nature’s “messenger of love” and a warning of what might be lost.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jun 11, 2013
    A fascinating but rambling documentary.
  5. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jun 13, 2013
    A film whose fascination with bees and their mammoth impact on the global food chain extends far beyond the subject of colony collapse disorder. Arthouse audiences will eat it up.
  6. Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    Jun 12, 2013
    Most striking in “Honey” are closeups of the bees in their hives, symbiotically working together in creating their new queen: Imhoof rightfully spends time detailing the extraordinary nature of bee social structure.
  7. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Jun 11, 2013
    Although the unexplained collapse of honeybee colonies is a global problem, the most startling moments in Markus Imhoof’s documentary take place on a microscopic level.

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  1. Jan 17, 2014
    Important subject, amazing execution and pictures. Shows a nice mix of personal impassioned footage, objective study of bees, and grand scaleImportant subject, amazing execution and pictures. Shows a nice mix of personal impassioned footage, objective study of bees, and grand scale human culture and the interplay between bees and people. It really is the ultimate bee film. Maybe one of the ultimate environmental films as well. Solid work. Critics seem to focus on the narrative structure, but if you care about the information presented, any questionable structuring or resolution should be a minor issue. I was fine with it btw and only mention it because some critics addressed it. Overall, lots of gorgeous footage. Lots of relevant interviews. Good insight and overview. Great for educational purposes, personal as well as institutional. Expand