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

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Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us is a profound, alternative look at the bee crisis. 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 an unusual and dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

"A remarkable documentary that’s also one of the most beautiful nature films I’ve seen."

Roger Ebert

Chicago Sun-Times

Winner! Red Rock Film Festival 2010 Grand Jury Prize - Best Documentary Feature

International Documentary Association 2010 Pare Lorentz Award - Honorable Mention

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2010 - Official Selection

Winner! Nashville Film Festival Grand Jury Prize - Best Documentary

Winner! Maui Film Festival - Audience Award

Winner! IndieMemphis Film Festival - Audience Award

Winner! Rhode Island International Film Festival - Director’s Choice Award

Winner! Rhode Island International Film Festival - Youth Jury Award

Winner! Syracuse Film Festival - Artistic Achievement Award

Cast & Crew
  • Biodynamic Beekeeper : Gunther Hauk
  • Organic Beekeeper & Queen Breeder : Kirk Webster
  • Himself : Carlo Petrini
  • Himself : Michael Pollan
  • Beekeeper & Bee Historian : Yvon Achard
  • Director : Taggart Siegel
  • Producers : Taggart Sigel and Jon Betz
  • Cinematography : Taggart Siegel
  • Editing : Taggart Siege and Jon Betz
  • Sound : Ryan Mauk
  • Music : Jami Sieber
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2010
  • Release Date : 04/22/11
  • Countries of Production : USA
  • Languages : English
  • Running Time : 82 minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 16x9
  • Sound : Dolby Digital
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
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Wild and Wonderful Beehives

Over 25 Amazing Facts about Bees

Interviews with Gunther Hauk & Vandana Shiva

“The Bug Song” Music Video

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