WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- A book publisher, a local beekkeepers group and the cinema venue are combining to sponsor the screening of a new documentary, "The Vanishing of the Bees," on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.. The cost is five dollars.
Northern Berkshire Transition said Storey Publishing, the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association and Images Cinema will include a honey tasting, local honey sale and a beekeeping Q-and-A after the 90-minute film.
Called by one reviewer "the most important documentary film since Inconvenient Truth."the movie explores Colony Collapse Disorder, the global phenomenon in which honey bees suddenly abandon their hive en masse. As one beekeeper says in the film, "Bees are essential. One out of every three bites of food we eat is the result of bee pollination."
Admission proceeds will go to support the beekeepers association. For more on Vanishing of the Bees, visit the film website at www.vanishingbees.com . For more on the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association, contact Tony Pisano at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the association's website at nbba.wordpress.com.
For more details and to RSVP go to Northern Berkshire Transition: http://northernberkshiretransition.ning.com/events/event/show?id=6027471%3AEvent%3A926&xgi=1jyMGd4HIXhF0C&xg_source=msg_invite_event