The Last Bumblebee is a solution-based documentary featuring interviews with scientists, and environmentalists discussing the importance of bumblebees as pollinators and the various threats they face.


For generations, bumblebees have roamed the earth, tirelessly pollinating our crops and wildflowers, and contributing to the biodiversity of our ecosystems. But with the changing climate and other threats, the survival of these beloved pollinators has been put in jeopardy. 

“Franklin’s Bumblebee,” a once-common species, is now critically endangered, with the last sighting dating back to 2006. 

Today, a group of scientists and explorers embark on a week-long mission every July to search for this elusive bumblebee, hoping to find it before it’s too late. 

This documentary follows the journey of over 50 dedicated individuals as they search for Franklin’s Bumblebee and discuss the four major threats to bumblebee populations worldwide: habitat loss, pesticide use, climate change, and disease.

Through stunning cinematography and insightful interviews, we explore the vital role of bumblebees in our ecosystems and the urgent need for conservation efforts to protect these important pollinators. 

Join us on this journey to uncover the fate of Franklin’s Bumblebee and learn how we can help protect bumblebees and preserve the natural world we all share.

Highlights of the January 2024 Environmental Film Festival

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