Saturday, February 20, 2016
EVENT: Free Film At Unitarian Universalist
“N I C O T I N E B E E S”
SUNDAY night at 6:30 p.m. (Feb. 21)
At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno
2672 E. Alluvial Avenue, Fresno CA 93720
Presented by the Fresno Center for Nonviolence
Co-sponsored by the UU Social Justice Coordinating Committee
Imagine going to the grocery store and finding no more avocados, plums, peaches, apricots, melons, pumpkins! This may not be too far off if we don’t act soon. Why? All these fruits need pollination by bees. Reports on Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) have been abundant, featuring researchers seeking answers as to why this is happening on a global scale. CCD is when billions of worker bees unexpectedly desert their colonies forever. The queen and some other hive members, like drones, cannot survive by themselves since they alone are unable to care for new broods. Many people think there isn’t a single cause but a combination of pesticides, aphids, spider mites, habitat loss and global warming. But the common denominator is pesticide use, particularly neonicotinoids, basically a synthetic form of nicotine used extensively on crops. The immune system of the bees is affected resulting in their inability to navigate. Hence, bees can’t find their way back to their colonies. The EPA has finally recognized that neonicotinoids pose a threat to some pollinators and has proposed a ban. 54 minutes.
Admission is free, though donations welcomed.
Wheelchair accessible. Light refreshments.
For information: 559-291-1590; firstname.lastname@example.org https://vimeo.com/ondemand/nicotinebees201
Join us. Bring your friends and family!