On Feb. 12 Awareness Film Night, in collaboration with Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery, will present the film The Pollinators. (Screengrab The Pollinators)

Bees are in ‘serious’ danger

Awareness Film Night examines plight of honey bee

Populations of honey bees are dying at levels that are unprecedented. Close to half of the bee colonies in the U.S. die off every year.

On Feb. 12 Awareness Film Night, in collaboration with Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery, will present the film The Pollinators.

RELATED: Campus buzzes with new honey bee hive at Royal Roads

Tens of billions of bees are transported by semi-trailer trucks back and forth across the continent in a unique annual migration that’s indispensable to the feeding of North America.

The growth of 400 crops, almost all of the healthiest foods we eat, would be impossible without pollination, and due to the growing lack of local pollinating insects, for many of the farmers producing these crops having hives of honeybees transported to their farms has become a necessary part of their growing season.

California almond crops require almost every bee-for-hire in the U.S. when they blossom.

This award-winning 2019 documentary features beekeepers, farmers, environmentalists, a world-renown chef and lots of honeybees.

Filmgoers will be able to learn how well this increasingly precarious system is working, what is endangering honeybees and what we can do to make sure the pollinators in our neighborhood are supported and protected.

Bob Liptrot and Dana LeComte from Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery and members of Transition Sooke’s Pesticide Education Group will host a post screening Q&A session at Awareness Film Night.

Liptrot has a master’s degree in entomology and is a beekeeper. He has kept bees since the age of six.

Awareness Film Night is in the Edward Milne Community School theatre. Doors will open at 6:30 for honey tasting and bee and pesticide information-sharing in the theatre foyer. The film begins at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation.



editor@sookenewsmirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

filmSooke

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

On Feb. 12 Awareness Film Night, in collaboration with Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery, will present the film The Pollinators. (Screengrab The Pollinators)

Just Posted

Claremont Spartans win the inaugural Senior Girls’ AAAA Basketball Island Championship

Claremont Spartans win their Feb. 15 game agains the Royal Bay Ravens 71 - 64

Campus View Elementary undergoes $4.2 million in seismic upgrades

Campus View Elementary undergoes significant seismic upgrades

Sidney company tastes sweet success with sugar kelp

Cascadia Seaweed is experiencing rapid growth after launching six months ago

Westin Bear Mountain invests $2 million to renovate newly-named spa

‘Amatista Spa’ has yet to announce official opening date

North Saanich floats tougher policies for buoys and moorings near Tsehum Harbour

Municipality also considers additional collaboration with Sidney and other communities

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

Henrique scores 2 as Ducks soar past Canucks 5-1

Vancouver tumbles out of top spot in Pacific Division

Trudeau cancels Caribbean trip amid pipeline protests across Canada

Protests against Coastal GasLink have disrupted rail service

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

PHOTOS: Top 10 memories of the 2010 Olympics

Black Press Media’s Jenna Hauck, shares some of her most memorable images of 2010 Winter Games

#FoxForFiver: Support grows in B.C. to put Terry Fox on new $5 bill

Terry Fox’ Marathon of Hope raised money for cancer research

Trudeau confers with cabinet ministers as rail blockades continue

The Trudeau government has been criticized for not doing more to end the blockades

Canadian nurses’ unions warn national standards for coronavirus protection too low

President says safety protocols nationwide are inadequate compared to those in Ontario and other countries

Most Read