Film: Vanishing of the Bees

Date(s) - Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Seneca Cattaraugus Community Center


The documentary film Vanishing of the Bees will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in the Cattaraugus Community Center, 12767 Route 438, Irving.

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.

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.