Screening of “More Than Honey”

Sunday 15 September, 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road. Ealing W5 5RH.

Ealing Transition and Ealing Friends of the Earth will host a screening of More Than Honey, the new documentary by Oscar-nominated Markus Imhoof.

The multi-award winning film tells a provocative yet touching tale of what might happen if our bees became extinct. It takes an in-depth look at honeybee colonies, examining what’s behind the current bee crisis and why we rely on bees for so many things.

“…filled with gorgeous cinematography and fascinating details about bees’ complex behavior and anatomy” Washington Post.

In recent years many species of British bee have been declining, placing our food supply and economy under threat. Research by Friends of the Earth shows that without bees, it would cost the UK at least £1.8 billion every year to hand-pollinate our crops.

After the film, Friends of the Earth will say a few words about their Bee Cause campaign, and beekeepers from Ealing BKA and Ealing Transition Community Bee Project will be on hand for discussion over tea, coffee and cakes.

All welcome

Free entry (donations to help with the costs of the screening appreciated)

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Beyond the Veil

Mystery, music and Apis mellifera … 7:30 pm Saturday 6 July
Weather forecast ideal for this outdoor show at Perivale Wood Local Nature Reserve – entrance between 36 – 38 Sunley Gardens, Perivale, UB6 7PF.
Just come – no need to book.
Bring your own picnics, chairs and blankets. Feel free to come early to explore the woods or picnic in the meadow – gates open at 6pm. Local on-street parking; close to Perivale (Central Line) Tube station.
See http://www.mikron.org.uk/veilBlurb.php for more info and a trailer
This is a small theatre company on a GB tour travelling by canal boat. There will be a collection at some point.

Venue contact 07878 594 290 Web: www.selbornesociety.org.uk

Hounslow and Brentford Friends of the Earth Bee Walk

Why is Friends of the Earth campaigning on bees?

Because bees are in trouble

Bee numbers in Britain have fallen dramatically in recent years. Three bumblebee species are already extinct.

Many factors are causing bees’ decline – from habitat loss, to disease, to climate change. There is also growing evidence that some pesticides harm bees.

Because we need bees

Bees are essential to our food supply, economy and quality of life: Continue reading