The Pollinators

The Pollinators
Part of the Flatirons Food Film Festival (special pricing applies)

Every year, migratory beekeepers transport tens of billions of bees from coast to coast in a unique annual migration that’s indispensable to the pollination of our crops and the feeding of America.

From the massive almond crop in California, to apples in the Pacific Northwest, blueberries in The Carolinas, and cranberries in Massachusetts, our tireless friends are responsible for pollinating the crops that make one out of every three bites we eat possible.

However, beekeepers are profoundly anxious about the alarming pace of bee losses, which now average 40 to 60 percent every year.

The Pollinators takes us along on this amazing caravan, stopping along the way to talk to farmers, scientists, chefs, and academics who describe the numerous modern threats to bees, what their loss means to our food security, and how we can tackle the problem.

The Pollinators

$13 ($12 for students)

Sun October 13, 2019, 1:00 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium

USA, 2019, in English, Color, 93 min • official site



10 films for $60 with punch card
$9 general admission. $7 w/UCB student ID, $7 for senior citizens
$1 discount to anyone with a bike helmet
Free on your birthday! CU Cinema Studies students get in free.


Pay lot 360 (now only $1/hour!), across from the buffalo statue and next to the Duane Physics tower, is closest to Muenzinger. Free parking can be found after 5pm at the meters along Colorado Ave east of Folsom stadium and along University Ave west of Macky.


Park elsewhere and catch the HOP to campus

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