"Vanishing of the Bees" free screening at Big Valley Grange
Sunday, March 25 2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Join us at the Grange for GE Free Lake County's "Last Sunday Cinema".
Filmmakers George Langworthy and Maryam Henein investigate the history and causes of Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD. The European honeybee is responsible for about a third of the pollination required to bring forth the fruits, nuts and vegetables that we eat every day. Examining the ancient relationship between humans and bees, the film reminds us of the caring and protective role that beekeepers have played over thousands of years of human history.
What the filmmakers discover is that the mysterious and alarming disappearance of billions of honeybees is really a symptom of extensive ecological problems in U.S. agriculture. Bees may be the equivalent of the legendary canaries in our agri-business coal mine.
There are gripping moments when the beekeepers whose businesses have been destroyed finally realize what is causing their catastrophic losses. But even when this is known, there is an insurmountable barrier to resolving the problem, at least in the U.S. The beekeepers go abroad in their quest and find some surprising answers. The footage of those events is illuminating!
You will come away from this film with a better understanding of what it will actually take to deal with this important food security and environmental issue.
Sunday, March 25, 2012, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Location: Big Valley Grange, located at 1510 Big Valley Rd in Finley Contact: For more information contact Thurston Williams at 275-9315 or Haji Warf at 275-9527