Where the Buffalo Used to Roam.
I just returned from an extended road trip out to North and South Dakota. Three amazing subjects of The Pollinators live out in this northern prairie region of the US. It was important to do some filming with them and also address the issues of habitat loss and monocultures.
I think it is hard to for most folks to imagine that habitat loss is actually an issue in these wide open prairies, but it is a big and growing problem for beekeepers who have been taking honey bees to the Dakotas for decades and now struggle to find good clean places to rest their bees and make honey. The Dakotas have traditionally been some of the largest honey producing states in the country. It was an extremely productive trip to this beautiful part of the world and we returned with some great footage and stories that add to the pollination journey. A long drive like that is a great opportunity to see and consider the changing landscape in the country.