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.

201082 minsUSA, New Zealand, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, UK, Australia
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Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? / Reviews

TVNZ

TVNZ

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.

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