It is estimated that 1 out of every 3 bites of food on your plate at dinner can be directly or indirectly attributed to the pollination of a honey bee, and so it should cause great concern to anyone who loves food to learn that 35% of American bee colonies have died since 2007.
Bolsa, Artizone and Edible Dallas/ Ft. Worth have joined forces to bring a documentary about bees to The Kessler Theater (1230 W. Davis Street) tonight. ‘Vanishing of the Bees’ chronicles the importance of bees to our food chain and looks at the different environment factors involved with bees dying in large numbers.
Tickets are available from Prekindle and include a honey themed spread of food from Bolsa’s Chef Graham Dodds, who is also an avid beekeeper. The menu includes Shaft’s blue cheese stuffed dates with zip code honey; brie, comb honey and grape skewers; pork jowl crostini with apple- honey butter; and butternut squash soup with local bee pollen.
Tickets are $25 and the proceeds are going to benefit the Texas Honeybee Guild. Hors d’oeuvres will be served from 6:30-7:15pm, along with a cash bar with special drink prices. The documentary will be screened from 7:15-8:45pm, and immediately following the documentary will be a Q&A with Chef Graham Dodds of Bolsa and Brandon and Susan Pollard of the Texas Honeybee Guild.