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“Vanishing of the Bees”

Vanishing of the Bees

“Ding” Darling’s next film of the season

‘Ding’ film seeks solutions to collapsing honeybee population

The film “Vanishing of the Bees” continues the fourth annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series on Feb. 3, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium.

Honeybees pollinate one-third of the food we eat, and they are threatened by a worldwide phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder. This 87-minute film chronicles the fight and potential solutions to keep honeybees in our lives. While it investigates the alarming disappearance of honeybees, it also examines the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth.

“Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge hosts the free eight-film, biweekly series with sponsorship from Sanibel-Captiva Beach Resorts. Seating is free, but limited and on a first-come basis.

Below are the season’s remaining scheduled films. All showings begin at 2:30 p.m. For full descriptions of the films, please visit dingdarlingsociety.org/films.

Feb. 3: Vanishing of the Bees
Feb. 17: Sand Wars
March 2: Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
March 16: Crash: The Tale of Two Species
March 30: The End of the Line: Where Have All the Fish Gone?
April 13: Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?

ABOUT DDWS

As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge’s mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds.

To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Miller at 239-292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org.

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