Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?

  • Mon Apr 15
    7:30
Queen of the Sun
director:
Taggart Siegel
cast:
Michael Pollan, Vandana Shiva, Gunther Hauk

In 1923, scientist, philosopher & social innovator Rudolf Steiner predicted that in 80 to 100 years honeybees would collapse. His prediction has come true with Colony Collapse Disorder, where bees are disappearing in mass numbers from their hives with no clear single explanation. In an alarming inquiry into the insights behind Steiner’s prediction, Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us? examines the dire global bee crisis through the eyes of biodynamic beekeepers, scientists, farmers, and philosophers. On a pilgrimage around the world, the film unveils 10,000 years of beekeeping, highlighting how our historic and sacred relationship with bees has been lost due to highly mechanized industrial practices. Featuring Michael Pollan, Vandana Shiva, Gunther Hauk and beekeepers from around the world, this engaging, alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together a dramatic story that uncovers the problems and solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature. “On this fascinating new documentary…Taggart Siegel circled the globe to interview the world’s most passionate beekeepers, and their testimonials make this an irresistible romance about the essential role that honeybees play in maintaining earth’s fragile ecosystem… a cautionary tale with a hopeful outlook.” (Seattle Times)

website: www.queenofthesun.com

format
Digital Projection color
runtime
1 hour 23 minutes
release year/country
2010 USA/New Zealand/France/Germany/Switzerland/Italy/UK/Australia