After the rash of stories about untraceable honey that may not be honey at all, it’s more important than ever to support honey from providers you can trust. And given the importance of bees to our entire ecosystem, it’s important for all of us to be informed about the risk of environmental harm to bees. That’s why the Logan Square Kitchen and the Chicago Honey Co-Op are putting on “Bee Movie Weekend” this weekend.
The Chicago Honey Co-Op sells locally raised honey which is produced through a jobs training program in Lawndale. You can find their products at the Green City and Logan Square farmer’s markets— and Bee Movie Weekend gives you a chance to taste them as prepared by chefs Matthias Merges of Yusho and Jason Hammel of Lula Cafe. At four shows this weekend— Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m.— you’ll get to nosh on their honey-inspired concessions while viewing the acclaimed 90-minute documentary Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page, which follows two beekeepers as they try to safeguard their bees through a time of colony collapse. Tickets are just $20, with a portion going to the Chicago Honey Co-Op. Go here for tickets and more information.