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MCCD to show documentary on dying bees

RINGWOOD – The recent collapse of bee colonies and the food crises that may result is the focus of a documentary the McHenry County Conservation District will show later this month.

The 2010 documentary "Queen of the Sun: What Are The Bees Telling Us?" will be show at 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood.

The film weaves together the struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers around the world as it explores the long-term causes that have led to a global food crises.

The screening is recommended for adult audiences, 14 years and older.

Registration is required by June 17. The program is free for county residents and $6 for non-residents.

Registration is available online at www.MCCDistrict.org; by mail and walk-in at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road in Crystal Lake; or walk-in only at Lost Valley Visitor Center, Route 31 and Harts Road in Ringwood.

- Northwest Herald

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