May 26th, 2011 | Published in Just for fun
Exciting news – we’re hosting a fundraiser! If you’re already a fan of us on Facebook, then you’re already aware of the news. If not, then make haste! Search for “Best Bees” on Facebook and say you “Like” us right away!
Best Bees Company is sponsoring a fundraiser screening of the award-winning, documentary film, “Vanishing of the Bees” on Thursday, June 23 at 6pm at Fenway High School in Boston. $10 suggested donation per person. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Stay tuned for more details as we continue to plan this event.
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.
Filming across the US, in 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.
We hope that you will join us for the film’s fundraiser screening! Thursday, June 23, 6pm, Fenway High School auditorium. This event is open to everyone in the global community who likes food and wants to have more of it in the future.