Filmed in Switzerland, the United States, Australia, and China, this lively documentary covers the gamut of the bee world: part beekeeping family reminiscence, part incredible close-up of bee culture and physiology, part examination of modern-day beekeeping in all its variety, part scientific bee study, part philosophical musing on industrial culture. The filmmaker reflects, “The plants are rooted to the ground, they can’t run across the field and hug each other. They can’t have children on their own. What they need is a messenger of love: a bee.” This film made me want to drop everything and devote my life to beekeeping. (Varsity Theater, 4329 University Way NE,, $7)

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