Tuesday, April 10 at 7 PM

In an event co-sponsored by Darien Land Trust and Audubon Connecticut, we will be screening the film Vanishing of the Bees in our Community Room. The event will include a presentation from a local Eagle Scout about building bee hives.

Vanishing of the Bees (2009) Narrated by Ellen Page; Not rated; 99 minutes.

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.

“The most important documentary film since An Inconvenient Truth.” - Filmstar 

“A ‘bees knees’ of a film. Powerfully argued and very timely.” Sunday Times

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).