October 10 - 13, 2019

The Pollinators

Sunday, October 13, 1pm

 Muenzinger Auditorium, CU-Boulder, 1905 Colorado Ave, Boulder

Filmmaker: Peter Nelson
2019, USA, English, 93 mins

Speakers: Rella Abernathy, Sue Anderson, Tim Brod, Tom Theobald

Every year, migratory beekeepers transport tens of billions of bees from coast to coast in a unique annual migration that’s indispensable to the pollination of our crops and the feeding of America. From the massive almond crop in California, to apples in the Pacific Northwest, blueberries in The Carolinas, and cranberries in Massachusetts, our tireless friends are responsible for pollinating the crops that make one out of every three bites we eat possible.

However, beekeepers are profoundly anxious about the alarming pace of bee losses, which now average 40 to 60 percent every year.

The Pollinators takes us along on this amazing caravan, stopping along the way to talk to farmers, scientists, chefs, and academics who describe the numerous modern threats to bees, what their loss means to our food security, and how we can tackle the problem.

Tom Brod will introduce the film. A panel discussion with Rella Abernathy, Sue Anderson, Brod, and Tom Theobald will follow the screening.

Sponsored by Harlequin’s Gardens

Preceded by: Wolf and the Bees

How to Attract Pollinators to your Garden or Farm at R Gallery and The Pollinators Fair at Muenzinger Auditorium will precede this program.

$13 General Admission ($12 Students/Seniors)

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