Westminster College's Environmental Programs to Present The Vanishing Bees Oct. 23

Friday, October 19, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Environmental Programs will present "The Vanishing Bees" Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in Patterson Hall, Room 207. The event is open to the public.

According to the documentary's website, "Filming across the U.S., in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss. Conflicting options abound and after years of research, a definitive answer has not been found to this harrowing mystery."

Tobias Ochs, a local bee keeper, will answer questions. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact Dr. Helen Boylan, associate professor of chemistry, at (724) 946-6293 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.