We’d like to show the side of the world you don’t normally see on television.
Time: December 9, 2010 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: ojai foundation
Street: Hwy 150 & Old Walnut Road
Website or Map: http://www.hopedance.org/even…
Event Type: film, film & discussion, discussion, bees, honeybees
Organized By: HopeDance FiLMs
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2010
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 fulfill 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.
In all screenings we will have local beekeepers speak about this challenge and the solutions....
SANTA BARBARA/Ojai: http://hopedance.org/events/icalrepeat.detail/2011/01/03/4984
SAN LUIS OBISPO: http://hopedance.org/events/icalrepeat.detail/2010/12/15/4983