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

A profound, alternative look at the bee crisis

Queen of the sun takes us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees. This engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world.

"Rich subject matter and persuasive presentation make this visually appealing nature documentary worth buzzing about." Hollywood Reporter

"Queen of the Sun" is a beautiful nature film, with gorgeous, multicolored shots of bees and flowers. It also is a well-made documentary about the troubles of the honeybee." New York Post

"What it is doing, and beautifully, is making a sunny and optimistic case for why the world is worth saving, via gorgeous imagery and poetic appreciations of the bees themselves." NPR

"Queen" sheds much-needed light on a disaster in progress." Los Angeles Times

"Their honey has never looked so delicious. Or so precious." New York Times

"Queen of the Sun optimistically counters with a panoply of ravishing shots featuring harmonious interaction between bees and impossibly colorful flowers, even as it plays up "the miracle of nature" angle a tad too heavily." Time Out

"One of the most beautifully filmed documentaries that I've ever seen." Hollywood Report Card

Awards:

International Documentary Association, 2010.
Winner of the Pare Lorenz Award - honourable mention.

Red Rock Film Festival, 2010.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature.

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