Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fabulous Film: Queen of the Sun - What Are the Bees Telling Us?


“More important even than global warming. 
We could call it Colony Collapse of the human being too.”
-  Gunther Hauk, Beekeeper

I'm in the middle of ripping out the winter weeds from our yard-garden.  Yesterday, while struggling with a nasty clump of crab grass I found myself groaning, "Why?!?" when a big ole bumblebee landed on my California Lilac/Ceonothus.

That's why.  Gotta save the bees.

On Monday, the hubs and I saw a fabulous documentary, Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?, about Colony Collapse Disorder.  That might sound kinda depressing, but it was actually really moving and beautiful.  I've thought it about every day since, and am fantasizing about putting in heaps of bee-friendly flowers and flowering herbs this spring.

You can find an upcoming screenings near you here, and find info. for hosting a screening in your community here. At a minimum, watch the 2:43 minute trailer.  Enjoy!

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  1. Wow! First thing I saw this morning and so powerful! I have 2 dear friends who are beekeepers who I sent this too instantly! Intending hope for the flowers, bees, crops, humans. Thx for bringing this to light!

  2. Gabriela ~ It'll be showing in Austin May 8-9 at the The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema-The Ritz.

  3. Great photo, Britt. And love the term "hubs."

  4. L~

    The photo is actually from the film's press kit. I should have put that at the bottom of the post.


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