Whole Foods Market via Crowdrise
April 12, 2012
Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, 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 story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk, Vandana Shiva and Carlo Petrini.
Inspiring, entertaining and gorgeously photographed, this film explores the long-term causes that could create one of our most urgent global food crises and asks the essential question: how can we renew a culture in balance with nature?
We're excited to be a part of an important documentary film festival - a collection of consciousness-raising films. We hope you watch, think, act and that you are as inspired by the film as we are. And with that inspiration, we're hoping you'll do something real in your own way - make a difference in your home, community, or right here by DONATING - click on the big DONATE button to the right!
Inspired? More Ways To Make a Mark In Your Own Community and On Your Own Life!
- Plant bee-friendly flowers and flowering herbs in your garden and yards. Makr your urban and rural spaces bee sanctuaries by keeping them pesticide-free. Creating a friendly habitat and fighting for bees can start with the spaces we frequent everyday.
- Buy local, raw honey from a beekeeper that avoids the use of chemicals. Do the same with your produce. Purchase local, organic food from a farmer that you know whenever possible. The farmer's market is a great place to discover what's around you and begin asking quesetion. There's no stronger way to start saving the bees then to send a message with your money.
- Put up a mason bee house for our oft-forgotten solitary bees. These are simple and are as easy to put up as hanging a flower-pot or window-chimes. Put out a basin with clean water for honeybees, they're thirsty!
- Share solutions with others in your community. This means, be active in your community's garden groups, beekeeping associations, or other groups, and be a voice for change. You can do this by hosting a house-party, or a community screening of Queen of the Sun. Don't want to take it on alond, call a local environmental group and set something up as a team.
- Sign petitions to the EPA to remove bee-killing pesticides such as neonicotinoids from the market. Write your congressman and spread the word on social media platforms, help the change go viral!
Enjoy the film!