The Bees of GSENM showing until Oct. 4

Thank you immensely to everyone who attended the premiere last night and participated in the conversation with Olivia Carril, Allison Jones, Sarah Bauman and me. We estimate that we had around 800 people attend the event. What incredible turn out!

If you couldn’t make it to the premiere or had to leave early, no worries! The film will be available to watch through Sunday, Oct. 4. We also recorded the conversation, and we’ll be posting it both as a stand-alone video and as a Bee Report podcast.

This project and premiere would not have been possible without the support and commitment of an incredible group of people and partners. This includes all of you – everyone who donated and contributed to this project! We would not have been able to do this fieldwork and we would not have been able to show you the bees without your support. You made this happen!

I’m super excited to get started on the next few projects I have in front of me. But first, I’m going to grab a quick nap.

Thank you, my friends! More soon!

Get a super cool t-shirt. Support essential science.

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The Bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante film premieres in just two days! And the big question is: What will you be wearing?

Maybe this super cool 660+ bees t-shirt from the Grand Staircase Escalante Partners?

Short sleeve, long sleeve, all sorts of colors! Proceeds from this limited run (now thru Oct. 4) will support future research to help us understand and protect the bees in the monument.

I have my t-shirt already. If you want one too, now’s your chance!

Thank you again for supporting the bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante – both the science and the film. See you this Thursday!

The Bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante film premieres on Sept. 24!

It’s been over a year since we successfully raised the funds for this project and returned to the monument to study the bees. During that time I’ve been working with an amazing team of people and partners to produce, promote and launch the film. And the day we’ve all been waiting and working for is finally here!

The Bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante is premiering on Sept. 24!

I’d like to personally invite you to join us!

This will be a virtual premiere, so you can enjoy the event from the comfort of your own home. After showing the film (which is a little over 20 minutes), we’ll be hosting a conversation among four experts on bees, public lands and climate change. We’ll also be taking questions from the audience as part of this conversation.

There will be more details on the event in the coming days. Follow me @bymattkelly on Twitter and Instagram to stay in the loop.

I’m so thrilled to finally be sharing this experience with all of you! Thank you so much for your support! And many thanks to the following partners for helping to make this film and premiere possible:

Exciting news about the Bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante film!

I know it’s been a while since the last update on the project. My apologies for that! (Yes, we are still on track to release the film by this fall.) But right now I have two really exciting things to share with you…

This weekend, Parade magazine is going to feature our project in their Earth Day edition! Parade is the magazine you find in the middle of every Sunday newspaper. Click on the link and find Utah in alphabetical order in the slideshow – you’ll find our project! Share widely!

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What’s even more exciting is that the Grand Staircase Escalante Partners are now an official friend and supporter of the film project! GSEP is a nonprofit organization that promotes science, education and conservation on behalf of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. I’m super excited to be working with these great folks to roll out the film!

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