Queen Of The Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? (2011)



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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. -- (C) Official Site
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Critic Reviews for Queen Of The Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?

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What we don't get in "Queen of the Sun'' is anyone suggesting there might be some merit to how agribusiness is conducted.

Full Review… | June 23, 2011
Boston Globe
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"Queen" sheds much-needed light on a disaster in progress.

Full Review… | June 16, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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Rich subject matter and persuasive presentation make this visually appealing nature documentary worth buzzing about.

Full Review… | June 9, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
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This hard-working film may not be a balm, but it can help.

Full Review… | June 9, 2011
New York Daily News
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'Queen of the Sun" is a beautiful nature film, with gorgeous, multicolored shots of bees and flowers. It also is a well-made documentary about the troubles of the honeybee.

Full Review… | June 9, 2011
New York Post
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What it is doing, and beautifully, is making a sunny and optimistic case for why the world is worth saving, via gorgeous imagery and poetic appreciations of the bees themselves.

Full Review… | June 9, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Queen Of The Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?

7/16/15 Amazon Prime Another interesting look at bees and their place in the ecology of the world, particularly from the perspective of smaller individual bee keepers as opposed to the large bee farmers. Almost makes you want to start a hive yourself.

Nick Ueber
Nick Ueber

It is very obvious that Mother Nature is trying to warn us of impending disaster and yet the power of greed and Corporate ignorance are still able to keep the truth from a slumbering public. Queen of the Sun could not have made it's message for the need of harmony with nature more clear and yet important films such as this are usually relegated to small audiences that are usually viewed by those that already know the slippery slope mankind finds it's self on. Although a bit on the slower side this is an important film especially for middle school and high school young adults to see before they are subject to the spell of quick money and disregard for nature. I fear that along with Global warming messages like these are not taken seriously till it is too late. Not at my house though. If battles to educate like these are to be successful they must be done in a Guerrilla form, house to house and child to child. I hope we wake up from our slumber of catastrophe in my lifetime. Ken K

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ken karlson

Another powerful documentary that makes you feel ashamed of all the trivial consumption that overrides the importance of natures calling. Not everyone should be a beekeeper, but there should be an awareness of the ramifications of some of our daily cultural habits that effect us.


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