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Free Panel Discussion: What is the Threat?


Tue, Apr 24, 2018 - 6:30pm

Sun Valley Center for the Arts is pleased to announce a free panel discussion titled “What Is the Threat?” as one of the first events associated with its new BIG IDEA project, Bees. The Center will host the panel discussion at its Ketchum museum on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. Although the event is free, The Center encourages patrons to reserve a seat in advance.

Led by moderator and backyard beekeeper Steve Hobbs, the discussion will explore the impact bees and other pollinators have on our lives, the role they play in maintaining our food supply, and how current agricultural practices affect their jobs as pollinators. Panelists Tom Harned, commercial beekeeper and owner of 5B Honey; Ross Winton, Regional Wildlife Biologist with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game; and Sara Berman, farmer and owner of Squash Blossom Farm will contribute their unique perspectives to what promises to be a fascinating conversation.

“These discussions with our community tend to get at the heart of our BIG IDEA projects,” said Katelyn Foley, Director of Education and Humanities at The Center. “I look forward to hearing from those in our community who are on the front line of dealing with the issues facing pollinators.”

The Center’s BIG IDEA project explores the critical role that bees and other pollinators play in maintaining the health of our food supply and ecosystems. The project also considers the many challenges that pollinator species face, from colony collapse disorder to shrinking habitat. In addition to the panel discussion, the Bees includes a visual arts exhibition and a series of lectures, workshops, films and other events that encourage community participation and discussion. The BIG IDEA project Bees runs April 13-June 22, 2018.

To reserve a seat at the free panel discussion, visit, call 208.726.9491 or drop by The Center’s box office at 191 Fifth Street East in Ketchum.


Sun Valley Center for the Arts


Sun Valley Center for the Arts
83340 Ketchum , ID
Ph. 208-726-9491 x 116