-Jo Phillips, Awareness Film Night
On February 12, 2020, Awareness Film Night will be presenting a 2019 documentary film created by beekeeper and cinematographer Peter Nelson that unveils the fascinating world of honeybees, transported back and forth across the continent in semi-trailers in order to pollinate over 400 different foods that would not otherwise find their way to most of our tables due to the declining levels of natural, local pollinators and the magnitude of much of our agriculture here in North America. Is this still a viable, working process? We hear from beekeepers, farmers, environmentalists and a renowned chef involved in this annual honeybee migration.
“Peter Nelson captures this hidden world with an insider’s knowledge and a keen eye for composition. From stunning landscapes and night photography to intimate close-ups of the bees themselves, the enlightening information found here is told through a seasoned storyteller’s lens”…..Vancouver International Film Festival.
Post-screening Q&A with Bob Liptrot and Dana LeComte of Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery and members of Transition Sooke’s Pesticide Education Group. Bob Liptrot has a Master’s Degree in Entomology, specifically in the parasitology of bees. He is a Master Beekeeper, teaches beekeeping at Royal Roads University and is part of the Capital Regional Beekeepers Association. He has kept bees since the age of 6.
A not-to-be-missed chance to learn about bees and also about ways that we can protect and encourage local pollinators.
- Edward Milne Community School theatre, 6218 Sooke Rd. in Sooke.
- February 12, 2020
- Doors at 6:30 for honey tasting and gathering info on bees and pesticides; film and Q&A from 7-9.
- Admission by donation.