Vanishing of the Bees
Acclaimed documentary chronicles two friends pleading their case on Capitol Hill and traveling across the Pacific Ocean to protect the rapidly-disappearing honeybee. Discussion with area beekeepers to follow.
When: Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, 7 p.m.
Where: Yoga Soup, 28 Parker Wy., Santa Barbara
Cost: $8 - $12
Age limit: All ages
Categories: Film Screening
Screening of acclaimed documentary about the struggles of two friends pleading their case on Capital Hill and traveling across the Pacific Ocean to protect honeybees. Discussion with local beekeepers to follow.
This film takes an in-depth look at the economic, political, and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film examines current agricultural landscape and celebrates the ancient and sacred connection between man and the honeybee. Highlighting the positive changes that have resulted due to the tragic phenomenon known as "Colony Collapse Disorder," the documentary provides viewers with tangible solutions. As a dramatic tale of science and mystery, 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.
Filming across the U.S., 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.
Event posted Dec. 1, 2010
Last updated Dec. 1, 2010