The Pollinators

Bud Watch Party: The Pollinators

All Day & Night, July 1-July 13
  • Virtual Event -- Access Info Below
A new multi-award-winning documentary by Peter Nelson about honey bees, pollination & the food chain

All you need is your Bud Library Card for a free viewing of this Sundance award-winning film.  When you click on the link above, and you'll head into Bud's Kanopy platform, which gives you free films when you enter your library card. If you're new to Kanopy and stuck with the sign-in or streaming issues, check out our tutorial for detailed instructions.

About the Film

Our complex food system rests on the wings of the honey bee and the commercial beekeepers that move them from farm to orchard to pollinate the crops that produce the food we eat. The Pollinators is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat. The many challenges the beekeepers and their bees face en route reveal flaws to our simplified chemically dependent agriculture system. We talk to farmers, scientists, chefs and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees, what it means to our food security and how we can improve it.

Film Discussion

Join a community conversation by signing up here.  If you're signed up, we'll email you Zoom access the morning of our virtual gathering.

Run Time: 

93 minutees
"Here is a movie that presents an intelligent vision of nature. What’s pleasing to the eye is pleasing to the earth — a sentiment the film rigorously supports with science."
The New York Times

About Bud's Watch Party

During this time while we're staying safer at home, Bud Werner Memorial Library is organizing special opportunities to share some of the newest documentaries you might have seen in Library Hall. Instead, we're watching them online this spring, virtually together at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy watching these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience and maybe even put our isolated heads together for some thought-provoking brainstorming and solutions.