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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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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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gunther Hauk Gunther Hauk ... Himself - Biodynamic Beekeeper
Kirk Webster Kirk Webster ... Himself - Organic Beekeeper & Queen Breeder
Carlo Petrini Carlo Petrini ... Himself - President, Slow Food International
Michael Pollan ... Himself - Author, The Omnivore's Dilemma
Yvon Achard Yvon Achard ... Himself - Beekeeper & Bee Historian
Ian Davies Ian Davies ... Himself - Rooftop Beekeeper, London
Eric Olson Eric Olson ... Himself - Migratory Beekeeper
Randy Johnson Randy Johnson ... Himself - Migratory Beekeeper
Roy Arbon Roy Arbon ... Himself - Organic Beekeeper
Raj Patel Raj Patel ... Himself - Author, Stuffed & Starved
Gunther Friedmann Gunther Friedmann ... Himself - Demeter Biodynamic Beekeeper
Michael Thiele Michael Thiele ... Himself - Biodynamic Beekeeper, Melissa Gardens
Johannes Wirz Johannes Wirz ... Himself - Molecular Biologist
Massimo Carpinteri Massimo Carpinteri ... Himself - Slow Foods Beekeeper
Vandana Shiva ... Herself - Physicist


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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A passionate and persuasive documentary
10 December 2014 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This documentary film tells the importance of bees to the food chain, and explains the disappearance of bees due to Colony Collapse Disorder.

The rapid decline of bees in the world has been widely reported in the media in recent years. It's a relevant topic, as the survival of bees is closely linked to food supply for humans. This film interviews many passionate individuals who keep bees in bee farms, and also scientists who share their expert knowledge and opinion on this topic. The result is a very informative documentary that also moves people into conservation of bees. I'm also impressed by the fact that interviews are done in many countries, giving a panoramic and persuasive view that Colony Collapse Disorder affects the whole world. People need to be better informed about bees, and "Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?" does exactly that.

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