Vanishing of the Bees- Movie- Local screening Aug 9th & 11 2011

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9
Sponsored by Sustainable SFU, along with our partners, the Pacific
Institute for Climate Solutions, SFU Sustainability and SFU Vancouver

Location: SFU Harbour Centre – Labatt Threate (HC 1700)
When: Doors open at 6:30pm, film starts at 7:00pm (90 minute or 53 minute film ), Q&A to follow.
Cost: Free!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11
Sponsored by Village Vancouver, VV Beekeeping Network and Eternal Abundance

Location: Eternal Abundance Organic Grocery Store and Cafe, 1025 Commercial Drive
When: 8-10 p.m. Q&A to follow screening
Cost: $8 includes small organic snack

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.

Watch the film and hear from one of the film directors, Maryam Henein.

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