Vanishing of the Bees: Film Night

8th Annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference

September 15-16, 2014 | Bastrop, Texas


General Info | Registration* | Lodging | Keynote Speaker: Jim Hightower | Speakers | Program

Film Night: Vanishing of the Bees | Sponsorships & Silent Auction | Volunteering & Scholarships

*Early bird registration has been extended…price goes up after August 15!

Vanishing of the Bees

Join Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, and our sister nonprofit Council for Healthy Food Systems, for a screening of the documentary film Vanishing of the Bees.

Monday, September 15, 2014

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center
Bastrop, Texas


Admission* includes non-GMO popcorn, popped with coconut oil, and beverage refreshments.

*Tickets are available whether or not you attend the Farm & Food Leadership Conference, but we hope you’ll join us for that, too!

Thank you to Homestead Gristmill for donation of the popcorn and Tropical Traditions for donation of the coconut oil.


Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives.

Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables.

Vanishing of the Bees follows 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 explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees.

Vanishing of the Bees – Trailer from Bee The Change on Vimeo.