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UNI to show film on vanishing bees

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Jenny Bruss, program and community outreach coordinator, Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center, 319-273-3689, jennifer.bruss@uni.edu

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, stacey.christensen@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will show the film "The Vanishing of the Bees," at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) auditorium on the UNI campus.

The film explores the reasons why honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing from the planet. This phenomena, known as Colony Collapse Disorder, has left scientists puzzled. Organic beekeepers and researchers have come up with alternative reasons for the loss of bees and have found no definite answer. There will be a panel discussion following the showing. Panel members will include Andrew Joseph, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship state apiarist; Carl Thurman, UNI Biology Department; Manley Bigalk, Golden Ridge Honey; and Robert Fassbinder, Fassbinder Apiary.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jenny Bruss, program and community outreach coordinator at the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center, at 319-273-3689 or jennifer.bruss@uni.edu.