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"The Pollinators"

Film Screening, Mead Tasting, Panel Discussion & NOFA-NH Fundraiser


Monday, November 11, 2019

Red River Theatres, Concord, NH

5 PM | Mead Tasting, Hors d'oeuvres & Exhibitors

6 PM | Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Thank you once again for your interest in this topic and for an amazing turn out at this event! We were floored by the overwhelming demand for tickets. Our panelists shared a number of additional resources related to beekeeping, organic farming, organic land care, and pollinator protection that we are happy to share here.

Educational Resources:


Legislative Action Opportunities:

  • HB646-FN: The Saving New Hampshire’s Pollinators Act: The New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture Committee voted to place HB646-FN, The Saving NH’s Pollinators Act, into an interim study measure on November 7th. The Committee will begin studying the issue at the start of the next legislative session in January 2020. If passed, New Hampshire would become the fourth U.S. state to curb the use of pesticides to protect pollinator populations, joining Maryland, Connecticut, and Vermont, which have each passed similar legislation.

  • Learn more about the national context of HB:646-FN in this Beyond Pesticides blog post.

  • You can sign and share this petition in favor of the Act, and

  • Contact members of the Environment and Agriculture Committee expressing your support for protecting bees and other essential pollinators in New Hampshire.


Additional Screenings of “The Pollinators”


Press for “The Pollinators”​

Thank you for joining NOFA-NH for a celebration of honey and organic farming at our second annual documentary film screening and fundraiser!


Did you know that 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat depends on bees? That's why we presented The Pollinators, an award-winning cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat - shedding light on both the importance and plight of bees and other pollinators.


The film features farmers, scientists, chefs, economists, academics, and of course beekeepers to provide a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees, and therefore our food security, as well as solutions.

Guests enjoyed mead tastings with Ancient Fire Mead & Cider, Moonlight Meadery and Sap House Meadery, honey themed appetizers from Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs.


  • Doug Bechtel, President, New Hampshire Audubon

  • Ron Christie, NOFA-NH Board Member and Organic Farmer

  • Troy Hall, Owner of Hall Apiaries and Member of the NH Beekeepers Association

  • Representative Catherine Sofikitis, NH House of Representatives

  • Moderated by Amy Manzelli, NOFA-NH Board President, Owner & Attorney at BCM Environmental & Land Law

Please Note: The views and opinions expressed by the panelists do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of NOFA-NH, its staff, or Board of Directors.


Thank You Sponsors!

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