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Title Dateline: Bees in the Hood/Topping Tehran/Spy vs Spy
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Summary BEES IN THE HOOD"If you don't have at least 10,000 bees, a colony will not survive." -Kevin Hackett, bee scientist.Across the United States the honey industry is in peril. For the past four years commercial bee keepers have been loosing 30% of their colonies every year, due to a mysterious problem known simply as 'colony collapse'. As Dateline's Ginny Stein reports, the situation is so dire that New York has overturned a decade-long ban on private bee keeping, welcoming new hives all over the city. "So many different factors can stress the bees but what kills them is likely to be a pathogen," bee scientist Kevin Hackett tells Stein. So, setting aside the fear of swarming and a public backlash to bee stings, New York City's Board of Health has deemed honey bees no longer too dangerous for urban life. Try telling that to anxious bystanders as Stein films bee keeper Andrew Cote trying to contain a swarm. "A swarm of bees is intimidating, a swarm of bees is frightening," Cote tells Stein. "They make people uncomfortable so 'emergency' in terms of people being actually in danger is very low but 'emergency' in terms of giving it a bad public face is very, very high." The swarm contained (with only one sting, in his eye), Cote proceeds to install hives in private gardens, on a school rooftop, even on top of a pub. As a result, New York City becomes less of a concrete jungle, and local bee products become all the rage. "If one eats local pollen not only does one get B and B complex vitamins and amino acids, but some sort of immunisation against local pollen allergies," Cote tells his customers. Just as importantly, local bees play a vital role in pollinating local gardens, keeping urban agriculture alive and well in the Big Apple.TOPPLING TEHRANThe images of brutaility on Iran's streets made headlines around the world a year ago, as huge protests took place in Tehran over the disputed election of President Ahmadinejad.But a new investigation shows that all was not well within the country's leadership too... three members of Iran's military elite, who have since fled the country, have told of deep rifts and open dissent in the ranks.They also describe the measures used to crush the protesters, including rape and torture, and the leaders with a plane on standby to get them out of the country if their regime collapsed.The men were tracked down in Turkey and Thailand by UK-based Guardian Films and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. SPY VS SPYThe Middle East Peace Crisis has played out very publicly over the years, but the details of a behind-the-scenes world of spying and secrecy are also coming to light.As video journalist Sophie McNeill reports, it's a tale of undercover assassinations, bugged cars and clandestine meetings.Experts say the disclosures are the unravelling of a huge Israeli spy network in neighbouring countries like Lebanon and Syria.But exactly what can be traced back to the Israeli Government and its Mossad intelligence agency? And what's their response?
Event Broadcast 2010-07-25 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud.
Beekeepers.
Contested elections.
Espionage.
Leaks (Disclosure of information)
Iran -- Tehran.
Israel.
New York (State)
Form Streaming video
Author Abdu, Janan, contributor
Barrett, Mike, contributor
Bergman, Ronen, contributor
Cote, Andrew, contributor
Crooke, Alistair, contributor
David, Andy, contributor
Durnford, Chris, contributor
Hackett, Kevin, contributor
Ḥamdān, Usāmah, contributor
Hotait, Amin, contributor
Illeik, Hassan, reporter
Madhi, Mohammad Reza, contributor
Mcneill, Sophie, reporter
Mekdad, Fayssal, contributor
Moghimi, Javad, contributor
Negus, George, host
Stein, Ginny, reporter
Thomas, Gordon, contributor
Torkaman, Mohammed, contributor
Weprin, Adam, contributor