Announcing a special screening of the truly entrancing NOVA documentary "Tales from the Hive," on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 8:15pm.

This one-time showing is sponsored by Groton Local and will take place at the newly-renovated Legion Hall, 75 Hollis St., Groton.

The story of honeybees is one of the most amazing stories in all of nature. Whether you're currently a beekeeper or considering getting hives of your own, or are just someone who is interested in the myriad ways that life has evolved in order to thrive in every niche of this planet, this stunning film is for you.

NOVA chronicles a complete year in the life of a honeybee colony and takes viewers inside the innermost secrets of the hive. A vivid picture emerges of a honeybee's highly organized social life, revolving around the disciplined sharing of construction tasks, the collection of nectar, the making of honey, and the warding off of enemies, plus many other fascinating aspects of honeybee society. For example, the filmmaker was able to gather close-ups of bees in flight and the rarely seen mating of a queen and drone. The event is free.


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