THE ADIRONDACK POLLINATOR PROJECT
Inspiring individual and collective action to help pollinators thrive.
The mission of the Adirondack Pollinator Project is to build understanding about the global and local importance of pollinators, and to empower people to take individual and collective action to help pollinators thrive. We will launch during National Pollinator Week, which runs from June 19 - June 25, 2017 and organize events throughout the summer.
Bee colonies are dying in record numbers across the globe. Why the bees are dying remains a mystery. Dr. Grozinger from Penn State's Center for Pollinator Research will give lectures on the "Global Pollinator Crisis" to help us get a better understanding of the situation, and learn to make a difference in the Adirondacks.
Directed by Academy Award nominated director Markus Imhoof, More than Honey tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis.
June 18th @ Pendragon Theater in Saranac Lake at 6 PM.
June 22nd @ The Whallonsburg Grange at 6 PM, followed by a panel discussion with local beekeepers (watch the video below).
July 6th @ The Strand Theater in Plattsburgh at 6 PM, followed by a panel discussion with local beekeepers (watch the video below).
July 23rd @ Strand Theater in Old Forge 4:00 PM, discussion to follow.
July 27th @ LPCA in Lake Placid at 6 PM, reception to follow.
Two of the film showings will feature a panel discussion with local beekeepers. Here is Sam Comfort of Anarchy Apiaries talking about the next generation of beekeepers:
"We're not saving the bees.The bees are saving us."
GARDENING AND BEEKEEPING WORKSHOPS
We are excited to offer hands-on opportunities for gardeners (and soon-to-become gardeners!) and aspiring beekeepers to learn how to plant for pollinators and mange hives.
July 19th @ Lake Placid Center for the Arts A pollinator gardening demo with Under the Sun Landscaping and the Lake Placid Garden Club from 12 PM - 2:30 PM.
Lake Placid Land Conservancy is one of our major project partners, and they will be offering two opportunities to learn how to identify and monitor pollinators this summer. No lab coat required.