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April DocuWednesday is More Than Honey, a look at 'colony collapse disorder' affecting bee populations around the world through the lens of beekeeper's in the United States as well as those living in Europe. What does this all mean for the future of our human society?

On the documentary website, Director Markus Imhoof says of the film,
My intention with MORE THAN HONEY was to allow the spectator to understand the drama at play and highlight the pressures of the global economy on these small insects. Their immense, hairy eyes, as well as their unique carapace, make them look like fascinating creatures that have come from another planet – on the big screen, they appear as large as (and often larger than) men.

In the struggle between bees and the neo-liberal market economy, bee brokers push beekeepers, who respond by pushing bees, to further increase their performance. Bees have become chain workers, a machine expected to function upon the simple push of a button. In that sense, (and assuming the risk of sounding presumptuous), I could almost say that MORE THAN HONEY is a bit like Chaplin’s 'Modern Times' – as told by bees.


The movie showing starts at 4 pm in the Community Room. Free POPCORN is provided, feel free to bring your own non-alcoholic beverage. After the documentary stay to engage in a community discussion about the Documentary and bee's. 

All programing is co-sposored by the Firends of the Library Bookstore. If you have any questions contact the Ref Desk at 586-2016. If you would like to be added to the DocuWednesday newsletter email Ben Woody at
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 4:00pm
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310 Keener St
Sylva NC

Telephone: 828-586-2016