This amazing image of a dancer “dressed” in bees appears in the new documentary movie, Queen of the Sun. I saw of pre-screening of this powerful film late last summer. This weekend the film opens in several cities across the country including San Francisco, Nevada City, Milwaukee, and Portland, ME. Although the film addresses Colony Collapse Disorder, it is not depressing. The stories of the remarkable people who love bees and are working to save them is both moving and inspiring.
“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.”