Monday, October 5, 2009
Quest for Local Honey, film fundraiser
Is obviously for and with the bees. We think it's everyone's bzzness to pay attention to what's happening in the honey these days. The bees are whispering quite loudly and we are on a quest to pay attention, document our efforts & share them with this world.
We will be reaching out to many of you in the Bee World, to keep us updated on bee-issues and to bee a part of our documentary.
We'll be looking at the disappearance of the bees, pollination as part of our food cycle, beekeepers of all kinds, local honey's effect on humans, the bee-human relationship & of course, how we are celebrating the Bee all over the United States.
Our Quest is one of finding how humans are working hand in wing with the bees to create locally focused circles of economics, sustainable food production while keeping the health of the hive alive!
Where are we heading next...
We are searching for and finding local beekeepers with unique bee situations. Let us know if you have a beekeeper in your life!
We filmed at the American Beekeeping Federation annual convention in Reno, January 2009. Little ol' us, Hollywooders and a Giant Irish Doc Crew. The beekeepers have become a media magnet.
In April we found ourselves in Applegate, CA to see a 9 year old beekeeper and her grandpa in the bees. We visited George Washington's homesite in Mount Vernon, Virginia where they are keeping, guess what? Not peanuts.
This summer we continue our quest right here in Nevada County, highlighting our truly local beekeepers. Next stops-honey harvesting in Santa Cruz & perhaps a program teaching prison inmates beekeeping skills in Chicago.
A Whirled Beet Production
Nevada City, CA