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Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama | April 2010 (USA)
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A look at the mysterious collapse of honeybee colonies in America and an exploration of how beekeeping is practiced there and around the world.


Taggart Siegel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gunther Hauk Gunther Hauk ... Self - Biodynamic Beekeeper
Kirk Webster Kirk Webster ... Self - Organic Beekeeper & Queen Breeder
Carlo Petrini Carlo Petrini ... Self - President, Slow Food International
Michael Pollan ... Self - Author, The Omnivore's Dilemma
Yvon Achard ... Self - Beekeeper & Bee Historian
Ian Davies Ian Davies ... Self - Rooftop Beekeeper, London
Eric Olson Eric Olson ... Self - Migratory Beekeeper
Randy Johnson Randy Johnson ... Self - Migratory Beekeeper
Roy Arbon Roy Arbon ... Self - Organic Beekeeper
Raj Patel Raj Patel ... Self - Author, Stuffed & Starved
Gunther Friedmann Gunther Friedmann ... Self - Demeter Biodynamic Beekeeper
Michael Thiele Michael Thiele ... Self - Biodynamic Beekeeper, Melissa Gardens
Johannes Wirz Johannes Wirz ... Self - Molecular Biologist
Massimo Carpinteri Massimo Carpinteri ... Self - Slow Foods Beekeeper
Vandana Shiva ... Self - Physicist
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QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE 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. Written by Anonymous

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What are the bees telling us?
26 February 2012 | by brenttraftSee all my reviews

"Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?" is the best documentary I have ever seen. It literally changed my life.

So what are the bees telling us? They are telling us not to use pesticides, artificial breeding, GMO's, and other industrial beekeeping practices such as transporting hives hundreds of miles and feeding bees corn syrup. A combination of these practices are what is causing Colony Collapse Disorder and is killing the bees. The things that are killing the bees are also killing the planet. So the short answer is that the bees are telling us to support organic farmers and to boycott industrial agriculture.

I was a vegan for ethical reasons and "Queen of the Sun" showed me that organic beekeeping is not only ethical, it is beneficial to the species and the individual hives; so now I will support my local organic beekeepers by buying organic raw honey.

Before I saw "Queen of the Sun," I had never had organic raw honey before. I imagine most people have not had it either. It is completely different from the clear syrup that you get at the grocery store. It has a completely different look, texture, and taste. Apparently it has a whole bunch of health benefits also.

I strongly urge you to see "Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?" Most of the film consists of interviews with organic beekeepers and it gives insight into these amazing creatures.

Even if you don't see "Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?" I urge you to pay a little extra for organic food and try some organic raw honey from your local beekeepers. Bees are a "keystone species." If they disappear, we will lose about a fourth of our crops. We need to save the bees to ensure our own long term survival.

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