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