Food for Thought Film Series: Keep the Hives Alive
Date: September 20, 2017 Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Description The Food for Thought Film Series is designed to offer education through entertainment. We are excited to share that we have partnered with the University of Idaho Sustainability Center to make every film free for everyone! September’s Film is Keep the Hives Alive! In June 2016 a group of beekeepers, farmers, community organizers, environmental groups, and concerned citizens banded together to host the “Keep the Hives Alive Tour” to raise awareness about the plight of pollinators and how toxic pesticides contribute to their decline. Collectively, their mission is to educate the public of the dangers of bee-toxic pesticides; share the stories of beekeepers whose livelihoods have been jeopardized (and some lost) by the continued use of these products; and urge the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Congress to take action on toxic pesticides and support sustainable agriculture. Stick around after the film for a Q&A with a panel of local experts on Pollinator health and the importance of Bees in our ecosystem!