Bees’ work contributes to approximately 30% of our global food supply. The NYC Food Policy Center discussed the importance of these insects and the potential impact of their widespread death (colony collapse disorder) on our food supply. We’ll look into the intricacies of local beekeeping and the effects of genetic modification on bee colonies. Participate in a dialog about what policies and large-scale interventions–locally and internationally–may be effective in ensuring the future health of bee colonies. Panelists included Andrew Cote, local beekeeper and founder of the New York City Beekeepers Association; Jennifer Sonntag Beekeeper at Natural Resource Defense Council; Nadia Johnson, Food Justice Coordinator at Just Food; and Markus Imhoof, Director/Writer of “More Than Honey,” a film about the significance of bees.
- Ask the Beekeeper: Where Have All the Honeybees Gone? – care2.com
- Mystery Malady Kills More Bees, Heightening Worry on Farms – NYtimes.com
Why We Need Bees: Nature’s Tiny Workers Put Food on Our Table – (PDF) NY Times
- “More than Honey” – a film by Markus Imhoof
- “More than Honey” – Press Kit
- “More than Honey”– Extended Bio