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Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Taggart Siegel

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About the Movie

QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from the award-winning 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 alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together a dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers around the world. This spellbinding film explores the long-term causes that have led to one of our most urgent global food crises, illuminating the deep link between humans and bees. The story unveils 10,000 years of beekeeping, highlighting how that historic and sacred relationship has been lost. Inspiring and entertaining, QUEEN OF THE SUN uncovers the problems and solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 33
  • Fresh: 32
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 7.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Their honey has never looked so delicious. Or so precious. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Jun 9, 2011

Fresh: A creative exploration of the global honeybee crisis replete with remarkable nature cinematography, some eccentric characters and yet another powerful argument for organic, sustainable agriculture in balance with nature. – Alissa Simon, Variety, May 2, 2011

Fresh: "Queen" sheds much-needed light on a disaster in progress. – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Jun 16, 2011

Fresh: Rich subject matter and persuasive presentation make this visually appealing nature documentary worth buzzing about. – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 10, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Let’s Save the Bees!

This documentary is so vital, and so important to see. Its highly informative, touching, lovely… and while the message does explore a serious warning and ominous future it does not lose sight of hope. Please share this movie with the people you know and love! The more we know of the plight of bees the more knowledgeable and thoughtful our actions can become to benefit them.

Queen of the Sun is both relevant and delectable! A must-see!

Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? is a passionate investigation into the honey bee crisis. It features compelling and stunningly beautiful cinematography and tells the tale of Colony Collapse Disorder through expert analysis and a cast ranging from the
well-known (Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva) to the bizarre and charming. This uplifting and enlightening documentary is a must-see for anyone curious about the significance of bees and the impact of their decline on our global food system. Thought-provoking, inspiring, and entertaining - Queen of the Sun is a work of art that is both relevant and delectable.

Queen of the Sun

Starting with amazing performance art wrapped In a blanket of bees, this develops into one of the biggest Eco stories of the day. Must see. Traxchic

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2011

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