May 13, 2014 at 11:14 AM
The Eco Film and Discussion Series of the Chathams will show More Than Honey at the Library of the Chathams, on Thursday, June 5 at 7:30 pm. Local beekeeper Albert Tomaro, of Tomaro Honey, will lead discussion after the film.
More Than Honey uses magnificent macro-photography to try to understand why honeybees are facing extinction worldwide. The film includes gorgeous, detailed images of bees in flight and in their hives, as it explores honeybee colony collapse disorder, from California to Europe and Australia.
Honeybees pollinate approximately 80% of all plants, including most fruits and vegetables. Without honeybees, the world’s food supply would be in danger.
According to Albert Einstein, “If bees were to disappear from the globe, mankind would only have four years left to live.”
Tomaro Honey is donating their time to provide beekeeeper training for the Chatham Community Beekeepers Club at the municipal property on River Road, to help Chatham do its part to support the honeybee population. Tomaro Honey gives educational presentations about bees and sells honey, soaps, lotions and balms produced from their own local bees.
Admission to the event is free to the public, and free organic refreshments will be available.
The Eco Film and Discussion Series of the Chathams is a joint project of the Environmental Commissions of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township. The film license to show "More Than Honey" was made possible by a grant from Sustainable Jersey.