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Films & Talks: Vanishing of the Bees

On 10 October 2012, in Andy Le May, Events, Featured, Films & Talks, by Andrew Bennett
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Showing 24th October 2012, 18h00 for 18h30 @ Hubspace

Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives.

Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables.

Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfil pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees.

Filming across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss. Conflicting options abound and after years of research, a definitive answer has not been found to this harrowing mystery.  Running time 90 Mins.

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If you’d like to know more and/or support the filmmaker please visit their site at http://www.vanishingbees.com

Logistics

The film is showing at Hubspace, Unit 102, Old Castle Brewery Building, 6 Beach Road, Woodstock.  We will be starting the film at 18:30 so please come around 18:00 for drinks and networking.

There are not always sponsors to cover costs of snacks and drinks so please bring a little cash along to support if you would like to eat and drink something :-)

Awareness Films and Talks

This group is here to share lots of great information and ideas about how to change our world for the better.  We examine and discuss social and environmental challenges and solutions that affect all the creatures who share this planet.  The format is to have a guest film and/or speaker and interactive discussion mixed with food and drink.  Just the sort of creative mind candy we need to drive positive action.

This forum is open to anyone to contribute, share and drive change.

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