Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?

Submitted by Dick Alton

“Beautifully blends poetry and science to tell the story of what may be the most important co-evolutionary bond on Earth.”  -- Rick Marianetti, The Examiner

Highlighting our historic and sacred relationship with bees

In 1923, Rudolf Steiner, a scientist, philosopher & social innovator, predicted that in 80 to 100 years honeybees would collapse. His prediction appears to be coming true with Colony Collapse Disorder, where bees are disappearing in mass numbers from their hives with no clear single explanation.

Much of our food depends on the pollination of the bees.  One out of three bites of food comes from the pollination of a honey bee, so low numbers of bees means fewer fruits and vegetables.  The documentary, "QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us?" examines the dire global bee crisis through the eyes of biodynamic beekeepers, scientists, farmers, and philosophers.

The public is invited to attend a showing of Queen of Sun, followed by a conversation on its implications and what we can do to help.  The movie showing will be held on November 17th, 7:30pm, at Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church, 405 South Euclid Avenue in Oak Park, sponsored by Euclid Ave UMC and the Interfaith Green Network.  Don't miss this important documentary film.

Renewing a culture in balance with nature

This engaging, alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together a dramatic story that uncovers the problems and solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.   Watch the trailer For more about the movie, check out the Queen of the Sun web site.