The Pollinators

The Pollinators

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  • Peter Nelson

Migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees travel the U.S. pollinating the flowers that become the fruits, nuts, and vegetables we eat.

Thousands of semi-trailers crisscross the country in the dead of night delivering goods through the darkness to stores, warehouses, and factories nationwide. But some of them carry an unsuspected and highly unusual cargo: honey bees. Tens of billions of them are transported back and forth from one end of the United States to the other in a unique annual migration that’s indispensable to the feeding of America. One out of every three bites we eat, the growth of almost all our fruits, nuts, and vegetables, would be impossible without pollination from bees. The Pollinators, directed by Peter Nelson presents their fascinating and untold story, and warns that the bees are in serious danger.

Past Programs


One bee, two bee, dead bee, doomed bees?

Athens Ciné, Athens, GA


[Virtual] The Importance of Bees

Arkansas Cinema Society, Little Rock, AR