This year's Earth Day promises to be an exciting one in Salem, Ore. — one of the locations for the Earth Day Celebration of the movie "Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?"
"In 1923, Rudolf Steiner, a scientist, philosopher & social innovator, predicted that in 80 to 100 years honeybees would collapse. His prediction has come true with Colony Collapse Disorder, where bees are disappearing in mass numbers from their hives with no clear single explanation. In an alarming inquiry into the insights behind Steiner's prediction '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. On a pilgrimage around the world, the film unveils 10,000 years of beekeeping, highlighting how our historic and sacred relationship with bees has been lost due to highly mechanized industrial practices."
The devastating colony collapse disorder is an interesting phenomenon shrouded in mystery which has captured the fascination and concern of citizens worldwide. I, for one, am intrigued to learn more about the history of humans' relationships with bees as well as insight from a myriad of professionals from all walks of life who can surely shed light on what is going on with the world's bees.
The Oregon cities of Portland, Eugene, Salem, Ashland and Astoria are five of the eight cities included for the film's Earth Day celebration. I would not miss this event if you will be in the vicinity of any of the theaters showing this film.