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Comment by Amanda Elder on June 22, 2011 at 6:17pm

Hello fellow beekeepers!

As outreach director for the new film "Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us"?, I would like to invite you to our Brooklyn Theatrical Premiere! 

Queen of the Sun is premiering in Brooklyn, NY at the IndieScreen on June 24th-30th!

"Revelatory...honey has never looked so delicious. Or so precious." New York Times- Critics Choice

"A remarkable documentary that's also one of the most beautiful nature films I've seen." -Roger Ebert
    “The feel-good advocacy movie of the year.” -Box Office Magazine


QUEEN OF THE SUN: What are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, acclaimed director of the grass-roots hit THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, 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 including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.


"Queen of the Sun's" theatrical appearances relies 100% on grassroots outreach... so please spread the word!


Feel free to contact me via email if you would like to lend your expertise and assist in the Q&A following the film screening/s.

Comment by Green Edge NYC on August 26, 2010 at 1:50pm
Brooklyn Honey Harvest Bike Tour
Sunday, August 29th, 10:00AM
For more information.
Comment by Green Edge NYC on August 19, 2010 at 6:17pm
August 21st is National Honeybee Awareness Day!

In addition to making honey, honey bees pollinate a third of our diet – hundreds of fruits and vegetables. These keystone species are also indicators of the health of our environment.

As you may know, bee populations have been in massive decline and bees have been mysteriously disappearing from their hives for the past five years – a syndrome better known as Colony Collapse Disorder.

The new documentary, Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page (Juno, Inception), takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, ecological, political and spiritual implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film also offers solutions for everyone to help the bees, other pollinators and protect our environment.

As a part of the film’s Bee the Change campaign, Vanishing of the Bees will be playing across the U.S. in theaters, libraries, schools, parks, churches and homes.

We think this is an important film that can raise awareness about bees and our agricultural landscape and make a difference in the health of our world.

Green Edge NYC's Solar-Powered Film Series will be screening Vanishing of the Bees this September. Check back here for exact date and time.
Comment by Green Edge NYC on March 19, 2010 at 1:20pm
DIY Backyard Beekeeping: A Guide for Beginners
By Kim Flottum from The Daily Green

If you can garden, you can be a beekeeper. Here are the first steps: the questions to ask, the equipment you'll need and how to choose the right bees. (Read More)
Comment by Judy Harper on January 27, 2010 at 10:35am
Hot Beekeepers -- From Huffington Post
including New York City Beekeepers, Jon Feldman, Eddie and Brandon Hoy, Barry Rice from Brooklyn.
Comment by Judy Harper on January 26, 2010 at 12:58pm
Beekeeping: Find out how to get ready for spring; making it legal
Saturday, January 30
1:30-3:30 pm
Suggested donation: $10

John Howe, founder of The Brooklyn Bee, lives in Fort Greene where he has three beehives on his roof. The bees make honey that John sells; he also makes soap, lip balm and candles from beeswax. Come learn how to keep bees. Plus, this is the week that the City Council holds hearings to legalize beekeeping in NYC (Wednesday, Feb 3). Just Food will speak briefly about the legislation and what we can do to make sure it passes.
Comment by Matt Vandenhengel on December 4, 2009 at 11:26pm
Hi Everyone, I used to help my Mom with our bees and she taught me quite a bit. It's been thirty years and I've forgotten quite a bit but I have the equipment (boxes, frames, one ways, my old beekeeper hat, veil, and gloves, etc.) and have been toying with the idea of starting a hive but am wary of the legality issues. Perhaps I'll conveniently forget about these laws and....... Well, anyway, nice to find like minded people out there. :) Should be a fun-filled Spring!
Comment by Judy Harper on November 23, 2009 at 2:22pm
From OnEarthMag: Bees Vs. The Big Apple: At a time when bees are dying, why is beekeeping illegal in New York City?
Comment by Judy Harper on October 2, 2009 at 2:28pm
Amazing Feats of Urban Beekeeping
The Daily Green and Bee Culture magazine salute city beekeepers!

(Read more)
Comment by nancy c sander on September 18, 2009 at 9:21am
interested in rooftop beekeeping
i have large planted terrace rooftop adjacent to central park
my super is knowledgeable in beekeeping and is interested in discussing with beekeepers on site. know anyone?


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