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Queen of the Sun

What Are the Bees Telling Us?
(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Queen of the Sun


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Beekeepers and scientists explore the mysterious worldwide crisis of disappearing honeybees.
Statement of Responsibility: a Collective Eye production ; directed & produced by Taggart Siegel ; produced by Jon Betz
Title: Queen of the sun
what are the bees telling us?
[videorecording]
Publisher: Chicago :, Music Box Films,, c2011
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approx. 82 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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Report This Apr 14, 2014
  • nparrish rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I agree with the comment that this is far too spiritual & full of "woo" for such an important scientific subject. There is some good information in this video, especially when they talk to beekeepers & farmers, but at least half is useless...Especially the anti-GMO part featuring the same guy behind all this Food Scare crap i see lately. GMOs are NOT the cause of bee problems. There are much better videos on the topic out there, but this is worth a watch with a critical mind.

Report This Oct 01, 2013
  • kevfarley rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I agree with 'ReidCooper, (see below). There is too much 'mystical magical' reverence,.. all at the expence of real information, current science, and possible solutions. I highly recommend the documentary "Vanishing of the Bees",.. as a much more worthwhile consideration of this vital crisis.

Report This Mar 05, 2012
  • ReidCooper rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I was hoping this documentary would have far more hard science. It was interesting, and work for what it was trying to be, but it took a rhetorical position that assumed the viewer already bought into the director's worldview - starting right with the confusing title, "Queen of the Sun" and DVD cover (why focus on a piece of performance art with bees instead of focusing just on bees themselves?). All that said, it does make some important points about the lack of sustainability in the agro-industry's current approach to using bees for plant pollination.

Report This Jan 26, 2012
  • HereHere rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gorgeous photography and an interesting look into the status of honeybees from different perspectives.

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