More Than Honey Screening!
Monday, April 21, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Please join us for a screening of More Than Honey; followed with an expert panel, featuring one of the stars of the film, John Miller, via Skype. The event is Monday, April 21st, the day before Earth Day! What's a better way to spend your Earth week then immersing yourself in bee culture!? The film will begin at 7:00pm, Meese Room @ SOU Library, and is free and open to the public. Come early and enjoy snacks and good company.
About the Film:
Over the past 15 years, numerous colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world, but the causes of this disaster remain unknown. Depending on the world region, 50% to 90% of all local bees have disappeared, and this epidemic is still spreading from beehive to beehive - all over the planet. Everywhere, the same scenario is repeated: billions of bees leave their hives, never to return. No bodies are found in the immediate surroundings, and no visible predators can be located. Should we blame pesticides or even medication used to combat them? Maybe look at parasites such as varroa mites? New viruses? Travelling stress? The multiplication of electromagnetic waves disturbing the magnetite nanoparticles found in the bees' abdomen? So far, it looks like a combination of all these agents has been responsible for the weakening of the bees' immune defenses.