Spring Newsletter & Teaching Curriculum
“The beauty of a seed is that out of one you can get millions. The beauty of the pollinator is that it turns that one into the millions. And that is an economics of abundance.” - Vandana Shiva
With the coming of spring, we’re reminded of our sacred relationship with honeybees that so many ancient civilizations recognized. Whether it’s mason bees or honeybees, millions of beings are assisting us as we strive to improve our world. Much like the Egyptians and the Mayans before us, we give thanks in our own way supporting nature and planting flowers or simply putting up a solitary bee hive or a clean basin of water.
WATCH ONLINE FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
Queen of the Sun is now available to watch online from any country in the world through our website. If you share the film via your website or blog you can earn a 10% kickback every-time someone watches the film. Click here and hit the “share” link in the video player to learn more about how you can help the message of QUEEN OF THE SUN go viral.
We now have an educational curriculum available for free on our website. This curriculum is widely accessible to broad audiences. It is beautifully written by Lauren Johnson, a Waldorf Teacher who wants to give educators and students a way to learn about bees through art, science, history and poetry. Download it for free. Inside is a guide to creating your own urban beehive tour and a sample letter that was used to create a bee day in the City of Portland. Draft your own and take it to your mayor to help create change for the bees!
IT’S A FACT: PESTICIDES ARE KILLING BEES
Read more from Mother Jones about the latest study that has skeptics taking notice of the devastating effects of pesticides.
Bee part of the change and help ban deadly pesticides that are killing bees. Please sign this petition from Organic Consumer’s Association.
HOST A COMMUNITY SCREENING OF GREAT AGRICULTURAL FILMS
Create your own Community Screenings of four inspiring award-winning environmental documentaries: QUEEN OF THE SUN, GREENHORNS, INGREDIENTS and THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. These films have created grass-roots change in communities across the globe and have cultivated everything from a resurgence in young farming to local food consumption and community supported agriculture. Visit Collective Eye Films to learn more.
We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you all again for your support of Queen of the Sun.
Taggart, Jon & The Queen of the Sun Team