The Harsh Demand for Honey

Markus Imhoof

More Than Honey is the next film to be screened for Dinner and a Movie at Greens N Grains on Feb. 13 at 7 pm.

During the past 15 years, numerous colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world, but the causes of this disaster remain unknown. Honey bees have become chain workers, a machine expected to function upon the simple push of a button. In the struggle between bees and the market economy, bee brokers push beekeepers, who respond by pushing bees, to further increase their performance.

“In that sense, and assuming the risk of sounding presumptuous,” says film director Markus Imhoof, “I could almost say that More Than Honey is a bit like Chaplin’s Modern Times ¬– as told by bees.”

His film examines the crisis at hand by gathering evidence, interviewing and reporting on the beekeepers and their daily work.

Greens N Grains Cafe offers a natural and organic dinner special each evening before the Film Society screenings. Enjoy a soup specialty, salad, a fresh baked roll and a cup of tea for $7.50, available from 6 pm on. Screenings are free, but seating is limited to 30 people. Dinner and film reservations are advisable. To RSVP, call 920.868.9999 or email [email protected].