Irish Film Screening – Plan Bee

Plan Bee will be screened on Wednesday, July 28th as a part of the Irish Popcorn! series for Solas Nua.

Plan Bee is a 2021 documentary by Dearcán Media.

The All Ireland Pollinator Plan (AIPP), set up in 2015, is unique in reversing pollinator decline by engaging with Irish society, mobilising a citizen’s army of gardeners, farmers, community and sports groups, councils and other landowners to become pollinator friendly, protecting the environment and protecting the lives of future generations.

In Plan Bee Dr. Úna Fitzpatrick from the National Biodiversity Data Centre, Professor Jane Stout from TCD, and Dr. Pól Mac Cana from Belfast tells us of the variety of pollinators who work on our behalf, the honeybees, the bumblebees as well as Ireland’s 77 species of solitary bee. We hear how these pollinators face the same problem of decline in habitats and food sources. The delicate balance of nature – the pollination of fruits and crops, trees and wildflowers in exchange for food and shelter – is breaking down, and pollinators are struggling to survive.

Introduction by Solas Nua board member Kate Meenan-Waugh

This free event is being co-hosted by NYU DC, and the screening will be facilitated via Zoom Webinar. Live auto-transcript captioning will be available on this Zoom webinar. The post-film discussion portion of this event has been pre-recorded.