Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

Documentary exploring the current global honeybee crisis. What’s the crisis? Bees are disappearing in mass numbers with no clear single explanation. Since 2006, media has been reporting the phenomenon with commercial beekeepers reporting losses of an average of 30% of their colony (some losses are as high as 90%).

Scientists call this phenomenon Colony Collapse Disorder. Told through the stories and opinions of biodynamic beekeepers, scientists, farmers, and philosophers from around the world, the film investigates the history of beekeeping, how our historic relationship with bees has been lost (due to highly mechanized industrial practices) and the dire implications of the crisis.

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Reviews & comments

informative, inspiring, moving and beautiful ~

What a wonderful film. It has the potential to not only transfrom our country and world for survival, but it also warms the heart and gives plently of nourishment to our souls. Highly recommended for everyone, 9 and up. Please see this film, you will certainly be so thankful you did! :) Bee informed, bee inspired and Bee moved to love your world, even more!

5.0

You'll want to be a bee keeper !

Bees have been so good to humans for centuries ... it is time for us to be good them and not just honey-money hungry ! Watch this, get informed and inspired ... and possibly become a bee keeper, or at least a bee friendly human ! Everyone above, say 7 years old, should watch this film.

4.0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

While the science doesn't massively come to the forefront, what does leap out from the screen is the colour and the extent to which bees have - and continue to - permeate our lives. Gently assuming and intelligently made, this doco is intriguing enough to keep your attention throughout.

3.0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Pollen and politics...

4.0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

While the science doesn't massively come to the forefront, what does leap out from the screen is the colour and the extent to which bees have - and continue to - permeate our lives. Gently assuming and intelligently made, this doco is intriguing enough to keep your attention throughout.

3.0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Pollen and politics...

4.0

informative, inspiring, moving and beautiful ~

What a wonderful film. It has the potential to not only transfrom our country and world for survival, but it also warms the heart and gives plently of nourishment to our souls. Highly recommended for everyone, 9 and up. Please see this film, you will certainly be so thankful you did! :) Bee informed, bee inspired and Bee moved to love your world, even more!

5.0

You'll want to be a bee keeper !

Bees have been so good to humans for centuries ... it is time for us to be good them and not just honey-money hungry ! Watch this, get informed and inspired ... and possibly become a bee keeper, or at least a bee friendly human ! Everyone above, say 7 years old, should watch this film.

4.0