The North Lawndale Employment Network and Sweet Beginnings, LLC are pleased to present an educational fundraiser event sponsored by the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance: the Chicago premiere of the groundbreaking documentary, “Vanishing of the Bees”.
Honey bees have recently been disappearing all across the world at an alarming rate. This phenomenon, known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), has been haunting beekeepers across the U.S. where the population of seemingly healthy bee hives vanish overnight without a trace.
Commercial honey bee operations pollinate crops that provide us with a third of the food we eat. These types of beekeeping operations, which are worth over $15 billion annually, will not survive if we continue to lose bees at such high rates.
Filmed in the U.S. and around the world, this grassroots documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds for humans and their relationship with the planet. This comprehensive film covers topics such as honey bee health, industrial beekeeping methods, the pollination of monoculture crops, and the effects of systemic pesticides.
This event includes a reception with light hors d’oeuvres, a pre-film panel discussion, the film screening, and a post-film Q&A session. Our discussion panel includes John Hansen, Head Beekeeper of Sweet Beginnings and Past-President of the Illinois State Beekeepers Association, Julio Tuma, Beekeeper of the Garfield Park Conservatory, and others.
This event is family and children friendly and is a great way to learn about bees, where our food comes from, the ecosystem, and more.
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