HIVES FOR HUMANITY: THE POWER OF BEES
Directed by MATHEW PARRY
September 26, 2019
ABOUT THE FILM
As sweet as the honey that glistens in the hives, as full of hopeful energy as the rooftop gardens the bees service in downtown Vancouver, this short film presents the project of Julia Common. In 2012, Julia was looking for a hobby to benefit herself and others. She placed a hive in a communal garden in the downtown east side and trained street people to care for it. The results were so positive for herself, other individuals and the community that the project has expanded to over 75 hives, burgeoning honey sales, and a start toward corridors of pollinization throughout Vancouver.