Peter Nelson is a filmmaker from the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. He grew up as a ‘free-range kid', always out in nature following the life of the birds and the insects. This eventually led him to become a backyard beekeeper. In the movie ‘The Pollinators’ he wanted to combine his love for food, nature and filmmaking skills to tell the story of the migrating beekeepers and their honeybees. In our conversation, we discuss the making of the movie and about the annual transportation of millions of beehives in and out of fruit, nut and vegetable fields on a tight schedule to ensure pollination on a massive scale. We also talk about how people can become involved to and support the practices and initiatives needed to reverse the detrimental effects that modern agriculture has on the health of these honey producing pollinators.
Editing: Tommi Ranta
Picture: Eric Krieger