Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives!

Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables.

Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees.

On Tuesday August 9th, Sustainable SFU, along with our partners, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, SFU Sustainability and SFU Vancouver, is proud to be holding a community event for students, staff, faculty, and the public to come learn about this mysterious turn of events and shed light on what is happening to the honey bee. Watch the film and hear from one of the film directors, Maryam Henein, and current SFU Professor of Dialogue Mark Winston, an international authority on bees.  Q&A will follow the screening.

Location: SFU Harbour Centre – Labatt Theatre (HC 1700)
When: Tuesday August 9th
Doors open at 6:30pm, film starts at 7:00pm (90 minute or 53 minute film )
Q&A to follow

Who should attend: Anyone and everyone!
Cost: Free

If you have any questions about this event, please contact
Duncan Wlodarczak
Executive Director,
Sustainable SFU