Arkansas Cinema Society Little Rock, AR


Lauren Anderson

Apiary Manager of Calm and Confidence


Danny Brewer

Apiary Inspector; Owner, DBee's Nature


Jeremy Bemis

Co-Owner, Bemis Honey Bee Farm


Tobby Bond

Apiary Manager, Cameroon


Steve Turner

Founder, Honeymoon Farms


Marthella Johnson

Bee Enthusiast

moderated by

Rachel Norris Walker

ACS Director of Education

The Pollinators— [Virtual] The Importance of Bees

Our complex food system rests on the wings of the honey bee and the commercial beekeepers that move them from farm to orchard, pollinating the crops that we eat. Professional beekeepers join a panel discussion to explore the issues raised in the film.

Arkansas Cinema Society Little Rock, AR

Film Synopsis

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.