The Pollinators Doctober Screening
October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
At Pickford Film Center
Film 1:30 pm; pre-screening reception and Q+A following the film
(encore screening 8 pm Tuesday, October 22. No reception or Q+A at encore)
“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. We will talk to farmers, scientist, chefs, economists and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees and what it means to our food security.”
Join us for a pre-screening reception and a Q+A following the film with:
• Director Peter Nelson!
• WWU Outback Farm Apiary. The apiary can function as the heart of a larger pollinator corridor through Whatcom County and serve as a demonstration garden and a world-class facility for teaching beekeeping, entomology, and the importance of pollinators for the environment and for our health.
• Rob Rienstra of BeeWorks Farm in Bellingham. Rob is focused on keeping strong, healthy bees and harvesting individual raw and unfiltered honeys from Pacific Northwest botanical sources like maple, blackberry, fireweed, and alpine flower.
• Jimmy Kintzele of Southern Exposure Family Farm. Already using bee-friendly farming practices, Jimmy will tell us about a native pollinator habitat project he is installing on his farm next spring.
See you at the movies to celebrate Co-op Month!
Purchase tickets at Pickford Film Center.