Time: May 21, 2016 from 9:30am to 12pm
Location: Yandina Community Garden
Street: Cnr North & Farrell
Website or Map: http://yandinacommunitygarden…
Phone: 5446 7373 and leave a message
Event Type: dvd screening
Organized By: YCG
Latest Activity: May 8, 2016
Sat May 21
‘Vanishing of the Bees’
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 Capitol 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.
Entry by gold coin donation
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