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Bee The Change Campaign utilizes the documentary Vanishing of the Bees to raise awareness about bees and our environment, inspiring people into action

Vanishing of the Bees, a full-length documentary narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page, follows two commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film also features organic beekeepers Gunther Hauk, Dee Lusby, food activist and author Michael Pollan and leading scientists on the case such as Dennis van Engelsdorp. Covering the global scope of this story in America, Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and Mother Earth.

Now that the film is complete, the filmmakers (Maryam Henein and George Langworthy) are launching their Bee the Change National campaign. This massive grass-roots campaign will: offer screenings across the country and around the world, offer an educational version and campus tour, promote honeybee health, and turn awareness into action.

Your contributions will help this film:

- raise awareness about the bees and their vital role in our ecology (i.e. we are organizing a strategy summit with NGOs, environmental groups, beekeeping associations, women's alliances)

- provide solutions to the public to improve bee health and better our environment (ie, we are starting initiatives and petitions to legalize beekeeping across the US)

- help create an educational version of the documentary (We are organizing a campus tour)

- build honeybee sanctuaries to preserve bee health

These are just some of the ways in which funds will help us. There are many more specifics that we are happy to discuss with anyone. Just send an email to info@vanishingbees.com

We are offering Ellen Page-autographed copies for those who donate $500 or more. We also are sponsored by a non profit called Save The Bee Foundation. So every penny is used to spread awareness and help these crucial pollinators! Join the Communal Hive.

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    A DVD of Vanishing of the Bees autographed by the directors

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    A DVD signed by the directors plus a jar of raw organic honey

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    A DVD signed by the directors plus a jar of raw organic honey and a Bee The Change tee shirt

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    A DVD autographed by ELLEN PAGE plus a jar of raw organic honey and a Bee The Change tee shirt

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