5/11/2022 (Honesdale,PA)— Wayne County Public Library (WCPL) and The Cooperage Project are excited to host an all-ages, free screening of My Garden of a Thousand Bees and a family event on May 21, 2022 at The Cooperage Project.
Bees and other pollinators play a crucial role in nature, pollinating fruits, vegetables, grains, and flowers that are essential to both human agriculture and wild ecosystems. But these important pollinators are facing challenges from habitat and food supply decline, pesticides, and more. At Birds, Bees, and Blooms Party, attendees will experience the beauty and biodiversity of native bees and learn how to support these important local pollinators.
There are many activities to be a part of at the Birds, Bees and Blooms Party. The Cooperage Project will host their healthy living program for kids called Romping Radishes. This is a pollinator themed activity for kids in Grade K-2. Other events are honey tasting from local apiaries and beekeeping demonstration. Several local community organizations will also have interactive displays and activities for all members of the family to wander through.
Join us for a screening of the PBS Nature documentary, My Garden of a Thousand Bees. See bees like you’ve never seen them before. Locked down during the coronavirus pandemic, acclaimed wildlife filmmaker Martin Dohrn set out to record all the bee species in his tiny urban garden in Bristol, England. Filming with one-of-a-kind lenses he forged at his kitchen table, he catalogs more than 60 different species, from Britain’s largest bumblebees to scissor bees the size of mosquitoes. Over long months, Dohrn observes how differences in behavior set different species apart. He eventually gets so close to the bees he can identify individuals by sight, documenting life at their level as we have never seen it before.
We are pleased to offer this My Garden of a Thousand Bees screening as part of the nationwide #PlantWildflowers campaign that highlights the critical role bees and other pollinators play in healthy ecosystems. In support of the film, My Garden of a Thousand Bees, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios and PBS Nature launched the #PlantWildflowers campaign to encourage communities across the U.S. to better understand the importance of native bees and other pollinators and to create new pollinator habitats where pollinators can thrive.
To find out more about Birds, Bees and Blooms Party and the screenings of My Garden of a Thousand Bees, please visit https://www.waynelibraries.org/local-area-announcements.html or https://thecooperageproject.org/