Film & Discussion: Vanishing of the Bees

Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet - vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis.

Vanishing of the Bees a 90-minute 2009 documentary (which is unrated) follows two commercial beekeepers as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The two friends plead their case on Capitol Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean on the quest to protect their honeybees.

Local beekeeper Richard Mendel, Vice President of the Southeast Michigan Beekeepers Association, will lead a post-film discussion. He is also bringing with him an observation hive where you can watch live bees working in their comb.

Wednesday | July 11, 6:30 - 8:30pm | Downtown Multi-Purpose Room | Grade 6 - Adult

Comments

This sounds really good.


When it was so warm so early this year I enjoyed it, but I was also concerned about the negative consequences for creatures such as bees. I heard on the radio that the mild winter was damaging to some bees because it never got cold enough for them to hibernate. Without hibernating, they kept searching for food and starved. I didn't realize that there was also a separate phenomenon endangering bees as well.


Honeybees are disappearing? I never knew...


This sounds cool i hope I can come!!!!


I remember hearing about this phenomenon in my biology class. We didn't go very in-depth with it though, so it would be cool to learn why the honeybees are disappearing.


I have never been found of bees since I am allergic. But I did not know there was such a crisis.


Everyone go watch this. I watched this documentary on Netflix's instant stream a couple months ago and it's really informative.


Looks interesting, wish I could make it.


I heard about this somewhere... It is really cool watching bees work!


i know a lot about bees so this activity should enhance it


Mr Mendel made a possible alarming subject quite interesting


sounds good


ikr? i hop the honey bees come back


sounds like an interesting event