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Bees pollinate the environment.

COURTESY PHOTO

KETCHUM — A free panel discussion entitled “What Is the Threat?” will be held by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts as part of its new BIG IDEA project — “Bees.” The event will be at 6:30 p.m. April 24 at the center’s museum, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum.

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 perspectives to the conversation.

“Bees” will run April 13-June 22. It will include a visual arts exhibition and a series of lectures, workshops, films and other events that encourage community participation and discussion.

Although the event is free, the center encourages patrons to reserve a seat in advance by calling 208-726-9491 or at www.sunvalleycenter.org or at the center’s box office at the museum.

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