Movie Night: Vanishing of The Bees

A must-see, available on Netflix or $3.99 per view. So worth it.


The term Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is what scientists are using to describe the recent and sudden disappearance of millions of bees across the globe, with the US receiving the toughest blow. Why should we care? First off, bee pollination is responsible for the growth of 1/3 of the world’s food. Without bees to transfer nectar from plant to plant, crops will not grow. Second, bees are an indicator species. That means that, because of their role in the environment, their health is a direct window into the health of the environment. So if bees are dying – to the point where bee keepers are calling it an international crisis – what does that say about our environment? That correlation, is obvious. What’s not so clear is why the bees are dying, and thus, why our environment is dying. But, I’m sure you have your suspicions. Learn more here and check out the film!

Allison Beauregard

Allison is a New York City based writer with a focus on sustainability. Her work demonstrates how it is possible to have the “things” that make us happy without compromising the resources that provide these goods. With this vision, Allison sees a future where environmental degradation is reversed and the quality of human life is equally distributed. She is the Category Editor of The Franklin Report and was among the top 5 contributors for Elephant Journal in October 2014.

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