On Wednesday May 14, Transition Framingham will show the movie More than Honey, beginning at 7 pm. Before and after the movie admire Framingham bee artist Scout Austin’s encaustic paintings and Framingham beekeeper Patty Grier’s beeswax candles and soaps, and chat with Wayland backyard beekeeper Kaat Vander Straeten.
Doors open at 6:30, movie starts at 7 pm. This event is free and co-sponsored by Transition Wayland.
At Plymouth Church, 87 Edgell Rd, Framingham, MA 01701
The movie “More than Honey” brings into sharp focus man’s many relationships to honeybees: as economic cash crop, as savior of humanity, as the canary in the coalmine. It does this in the context of the alarming decimation of the bees. In the US, the latest estimates suggest that 1.5 million out of 2.4 million total beehives have disappeared across 27 states in what is known as colony collapse disorder. There is good reason to be worried: the mainstays of our diets, most vegetables, and almost all fruit and grain crops, require pollination by the honeybee.
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