Queen of the Sun

Queen of the Sun

What Are the Bees Telling Us?

DVD - 2011
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Viewers will journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive. Weaved is 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.
Publisher: United States : Music Box Films, 2011.
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Branch Call Number: 638.15 QUE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: What are the bees telling us?

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gingin1972
Jan 05, 2017

Interesting but not great!

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byoneoka
Jul 24, 2016

Possibly the best documentary on the crisis of bee colony collapse disorder. We learned a lot about bees and their natural behavior, as well as likely causes of CCD. Well done!

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Mokoto
Feb 09, 2015

Like others have said, this documentary is more spiritual than scientific, and I shut it off about half-way through. If you want to see beekeepers looking ecstatic and see lots of close-ups of honeybees, it's good. If you're looking to learn something new about them, then you'll need to watch something else.

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ncs1961
Jun 05, 2014

An informed and frightening documentary - not exactly what I was expecting from the dancing lady on the DVD cover.

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nparrish
Apr 14, 2014

I agree with the comment that this is far too spiritual & full of "woo" for such an important scientific subject. There is some good information in this video, especially when they talk to beekeepers & farmers, but at least half is useless...Especially the anti-GMO part featuring the same guy behind all this Food Scare crap i see lately. GMOs are NOT the cause of bee problems. There are much better videos on the topic out there, but this is worth a watch with a critical mind.

kevfarley Oct 01, 2013

I agree with 'ReidCooper, (see below). There is too much 'mystical magical' reverence,.. all at the expence of real information, current science, and possible solutions. I highly recommend the documentary "Vanishing of the Bees",.. as a much more worthwhile consideration of this vital crisis.

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ReidCooper
Mar 05, 2012

I was hoping this documentary would have far more hard science. It was interesting, and work for what it was trying to be, but it took a rhetorical position that assumed the viewer already bought into the director's worldview - starting right with the confusing title, "Queen of the Sun" and DVD cover (why focus on a piece of performance art with bees instead of focusing just on bees themselves?). All that said, it does make some important points about the lack of sustainability in the agro-industry's current approach to using bees for plant pollination.

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HereHere
Jan 26, 2012

Gorgeous photography and an interesting look into the status of honeybees from different perspectives.

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