“Back Yard Hive: Alternative Beekeeping Using the Top Bar Hive and The Bee Guardian Methods” will be screened Sunday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. at the Hope Spinnery, 725 Camden Road/Route 105. The screening will be followed by discussion.

The instructional DVD includes beautiful cinematography from the Colorado mountains, where beekeeping resource and advocate Back Yard Hive has its own hives. It shows hands-on techniques; close-up footage of hives, combs, cells and bees; footage from a bee workshop given by Corwin Bell; and offers lots of practical tips and techniques.

The focus is on bee guardianship and keeping bees the more natural way in a top bar hive. This style of hive is easier and more in harmony with the natural ecology of the beehive — non-interventionist, non-medicating, foundationless and beautiful in form and function.

Suggested donation is $5. Space is limited, so an RSVP would be appreciated; contact Antje Roitzsch at info@antjeroitzsch.com or 542-4285.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.