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FILM: The Pollinators

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
State Theatre, Downtown State College

In celebration of National Pollinator Week, you are cordially invited to join the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research for a screening of The Pollinators, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the State Theatre in downtown State College, followed by a panel discussion. The trailer to the movie can be found here, and the movie poster is attached.


Admission is free, but registration is required. To register, visit


The Pollinators is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat. The many challenges the beekeepers and their bees face en route reveal flaws in our simplified, chemically dependent agricultural system. We talk to farmers, scientists, chefs and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees, what it means to our food security and how we can improve it.

Following the film, a panel of participants from the film and from Penn State will discuss issues concerning pollinators, commercial beekeepers and our agricultural system.  Panelists will include Dr. James Frazier, Maryann Frazier, Dr. Christina Grozinger, Dr. John Tooker, beekeeper Dave Hackenberg, farmer Lucas Criswell and filmmaker Peter Nelson.

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