According to, Einstein: “If bees ever die out, mankind will have only four years left to live.” In the past five years, billions of honeybees simply vanished for reasons still unknown. If the bees keep dying, it will have drastic effects for humans as well: more than one third of our food production depends on pollination by honeybees and their life and death are linked to ours. Life without the bee is unthinkable. Unfortunately, between pesticides, antibiotics and monoculture, the queens and their workers are losing their power. More Than Honey, a new documentary by Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof, looks into the fascinating world of bees, showing small family beekeepers (including the beekeeper of ERSTE Foundation beehive, Heidrun Singer) and industrialized honey farms. More Than Honey is a film about the relationship between mankind and honeybees, nature, and our future. Honeybees show us that stability is just as unhealthy as unlimited growth, that crises and disasters are triggering evolution and that salvation sometimes comes from a completely unexpected direction.
Join us at our Bennington academic center for a free Earth Day presentation of Markus Imhoof’s film, More Than Honey on Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Bennington CCV Community room, 324 Main Street. The film runs 1 hour and 30 minutes. Door prizes & light refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public and is sponsored by Bennington CCV Community of Student Representatives.