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WMEAC to screen "Vanishing of the Bees" at UICA

The WMEAC Film Series will present a documentary on Tuesday, March 18 about the widespread disappearance of honeybees and their importance to food security
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Vanishing of the Bees 

On Tuesday March 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) will host the fourth film of its 2013-2014 Film Series at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UCIA).

The film, "Vanishing of the Bees," follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes across the globe as they try to keep their bees alive and fulfill their pollination contracts. According to the documentary, "honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives," in a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder.

"Vanishing of the Bees" focuses on the larger environmental and agricultural implications of a declining honeybee population and its effect on the future of food security and humanity.

Aquinas College's Keeping Bees student organization will host a fundraiser prior to the film, with food and merchandise available for purchase. The film will show at 7 p.m.

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