Friday June 20, 2014, 7:00 PM
FILM: “MORE THAN HONEY” (95 minutes, Markus Imhoof, 2012)
In celebration of National Pollinator Week our June movie will be MORE THAN HONEY. The screening will be followed by a community conversation about bees, other pollinators, the challenges they currently face, and what we can do about it. Ken Argo and Mary Anne Szollar of Good Dog Honey in Redmond, and members of the Puget Sound Beekeepers, will be present to answer questions.
MORE THAN HONEY is about the relationship between humankind and honeybees, about nature and about our future. Honeybees show us that too much stability is just as unhealthy as unlimited growth; that crises and disasters are triggering evolution; and that solutions sometime come from completely unexpected directions.
Honey bees appeared on Earth 60 million years before humankind, are responsible for over 80% of plant species being pollinated, and are indispensable to our survival. Along with other pollinating animals—birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and more—honeybees are vital to our delicate ecosystem. But over the past 15 years, due to “Colony Collapse Disorder,” colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world. Should we blame pesticides or even the medications used to combat them? Parasites? Viruses? Traveling stress? Or a combination of all? Join us for this outstanding film and a discussion of these fascinating pollinators with a couple of the folks who interact with them on a day-to-day basis. Learn about steps you can take today to save them.
View the trailer here.