Geraldton folk urged to make beeline for pollinator doco

Geraldton Guardian
Geraldton beekeepers Kate Watson, Kate Murphy, Owen Norman, Shauni Norman, Allen Howitt, Kevin Flynn and Phil Vigilante are encouraging community to see a film about bees.
Camera IconGeraldton beekeepers Kate Watson, Kate Murphy, Owen Norman, Shauni Norman, Allen Howitt, Kevin Flynn and Phil Vigilante are encouraging community to see a film about bees. Credit: City of Greater Geraldton/Supplied

Local beekeepers are encouraging people to see a film at the Queens Park Theatre this month about, well, bees.

City of Greater Geraldton chief executive Ross McKim, who keeps bees for a hobby, said it would be an informative and enjoyable night out.

“We all know bees produce honey but they also contribute to one out of every three bites of food we eat,” he said.

“The Pollinators has been causing a stir across the world and it’s great that we’re able to bring the documentary to our premiere entertainment venue.”

He was referring to the title of the film, not the support group for new businesses.

Local beekeeper Kevin Flynn said it was important to understand how essential bees were to the environment and the food we eat.

“I don’t think many understand the connection between bees and their food and I hope this documentary sheds some insights on the link,” he said.

“We need to conserve bees and protect their future.”

The Pollinators follows the lives of professional beekeepers in America who move their hives across the country to pollinate various food crops.

The film also highlights the challenges the insects face and their importance in the food industry.

People may see The Pollinators at the QPT’s outdoor amphitheatre on Saturday, February 22, at 7.30pm.

Tickets are $15 per person.

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