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The Secret Life of Bees

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Show | 11:06am
Rated PG-13 Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, T-Ray, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping. (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Science on Screen® creatively pairs classic, cult, and documentary films with notables from the worlds of science, technology, and medicine. Each film is used as a jumping off point for a speaker to talk about interesting and relevant scientific research or technological advances, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment! It’s where the movies and science collide! Marc Larin, Program Chair for Wake County Bee Keepers Association will lead the discussion.  Marc has been a back yard beekeeper for 6 years.  His apiary is limited to two or three hives. He has learned that a small number of hives requires much attention and the knowledge he has only begun to acquire.  Marc is in his second year as Program Chair for the Wake County Beekeepers Association.  He has had the success of an abundant honey crop and the disappointment of losing all his hives in a single winter. Both have added to his passion for bees. The Wake County Beekeepers Association was formed to provide a forum for hobbyists and professionals to meet and share one another’s experience and expertise with beekeeping.  Their guiding goal is to advance the practice of modern beekeeping in the local area. Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.