The Pollinators

Film Discussion ~ The Pollinators

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Virtual Event via Zoom
Join a community converesation about Peter Nelson's new documentary about the fragility of honey bees & our food supply

The Bud Watch Party continues with The Pollinators. Watch for free from home, then join your community for a conversation about food security, sustainability and the power of the honey bee.

Please sign up via the "Register" button above to be part of the conversation. We'll email you Zoom access on the morning of our virtual gathering.

Movie Link

Watch The Pollinators for free with your Bud Library Card

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.

Run Time: 

93 minutees

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.