The San Antonio Botanical Garden and Chipotle have been hosting a outdoor film series that bring awareness and hopefully make a difference in the way Americans think about environmental issue. In case you have missed the first two film installments of the Chipotle Sustainable Film series at the Botanical Gardens, do not worry, because there will be another screening on May 8 featuring the very effective More than Honey documentary. More Than Honey explores the dismal reality that we are losing our vitally important honey bees at an increasing rate.
The loss of bee colonies is very crucial to the world at large especially for us humans since we have a very strong symbiotic relationship. The documentary also mentions the idea if we are able to pollinate plants ourselves, but that is complicated since many fruit trees require cross pollination that can only be done through bees. It's also complicated because we would need a large amount of pe
ople who would be willing to work long hours in the orchards.
There are many speculations as to why bees are abandoning ship or disappearing from the face of the Earth since no bee corpses are ever found. Many scientist believe it's because the industrialization of beekeeping or the overuse of pesticides. In the end we need to make sure that our little helpers do not die on us completely, because thereafter it would be our turn. So next time you see a bee don't swat a bee, because I guarantee you it's probably more afraid of you than you are of it. Free, register online for complimentary Chipotle Burritos for first 250 registrants, bring your own seating, 6:30pm, Friday May 8, San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209, sabot.org.