BEE, the change: The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is partnering with the library to present “Queen of the Sun,” an engaging documentary that explores the mysteries of the beehive and highlights the recent unnerving decline in bee populations. Beekeepers, scientists, and philosophers share stories of problems and potential solutions to maintaining healthy bee hives. This hour-long film will be followed by a Q & A session with a museum staff member. FREE.
QUEEN OF THE SUN features world renowned biodynamic beekeeper Gunther Hauk, New York Times bestselling-author Michael Pollan, Indian activist Vandana Shiva, and a compelling cast of characters from around the world. Together they take us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and into the mysterious world of the beehive.
The film unveils 10,000 years of beekeeping, illuminating the deep link between humans and bees and how that historic and sacred relationship has been lost due to highly mechanised industrial practices. Bees are the engines that keep the earth in bloom.
QUEEN OF THE SUN presents the bee crisis as a global wake-up call and illuminates a growing movement of beekeepers, community activists and scientists who are committed to renewing a culture in balance with nature.
Presenter: Pat Lewis