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A Film Crew Unleashes 40,000 Killer Bees on Itself

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A Film Crew Unleashes 40,000 Killer Bees on Itself

Short | 03:26

The 'Secrets of the Hive' film crew spare no precaution for a daunting task ahead: filming tens of thousands of killer bees, angry at the intrusion into their hive.

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Honeybees are in a crisis. Every year we lose about a third of these endangered creatures, which we rely on to pollinate most of the world's daily food. But as farmers face devastating losses, scientists are finding hope in the huge and barely tapped world of the 20,000 species of wild bees. These are the innovative methods and unusual experiments biologists are working on in their race to end this global calamity.

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