This is a beautiful and important documentary. I learned things about bee and modern bee production that I had no idea about. I am deeply moved and inspired to play a role in the rejuvenation and celebration of bees on our planet. If not doing some beekeeping of my own at some point, I will definitely increase the plants and habitats in my own home environment to support healthy bee life.
I watched it on Gaia. Trailers and more viewing options are below.
Queen of the Sun official website: http://www.queenofthesun.com/
ABOUT THE FILM:
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from award-winning filmmaker Taggart Siegel, director of REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.
Queen of the Sun on Amazon:
Here’s some Queen of the Sun feedback from Amazon:
“I enjoyed this film more than any I have watched in a long time. I stand in awe after watching it, and the AMAZING nature of honeybees. If we as citizens of this world, could adapt our attitudes and our natures to be as selfless and serving as the bees-to realize it is all about community-looking after each other and giving our lives in service to promote the betterment of community, it would be nirvana. I don’t know how much happier state we could achieve, than that. We have an enormous responsibility to create a world that the bees can ‘do their thing’ in, free of pesticides and harmful circumstances to the hives. I was filled with joy, hearing the love and joy spoken by the beekeepers regarding their love for what they do. I picked up on the peace they all seemed to radiate, talking about the bees. This documentary was so worthwhile, and so informative, I enjoyed every minute of watching it. I loved hearing from beekeepers all over the world, seeing the beauty of their country, and the eternal hope of the last beekeeper from Floyd, VA say, ‘People ask how I can have hope with the state of the world today? Why do I hold on to hope? Well, I hope to say I will hold on to hope until the very end.'”