Bee Sanctuaries

Spikenard Farm & Honeybee Sanctuary

Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary was founded in the certainty that there can be a better future for the Honeybee. Started by Gunther and Vivian Hauk, this sanctuary is located in Floyd, Virginia.

The Melissa Garden

The Melissa Garden is a honeybee, native pollinator (there are 1700 species of native bees in California) and habitat garden sanctuary in Healdsburg, California.

Mellifera e.V.

Mellifera e.V. is an independent non-profit-making association. Since 1985 they have been pioneering and developing sustainable ecological concepts for beekeeping. With research projects, seminars and publicity Mellifera e.V. is heading the discussion on beekeeping matters including the care and management of colonies and dealing with illnesses.

Organizations

Pesticide Action Network

Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN North America, or PANNA) works to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. PAN has partnered with QUEEN OF THE SUN and has begun a campaign to confront Bayer on their production of neo-nicotinoid pesticides, which are a factor in Colony Collapse Disorder. PAN challenges the global proliferation of pesticides, defends basic rights to health and environmental quality, and works to ensure the transition to a just and viable society. Sign PAN’s petition to ban bee-killing pesticides.

Your Garden Show & The Citizen Science Project

One way you can take action to help the bees is by joining our partner website YourGardenShow.com, a new social media site that is supporting a Citizen Scientist initiative called the Great Sunflower Project. You can plant bee-friendly flowers, and count the bees and other pollinators in your own backyard.  You enter the tally into your personal “online laboratory, ” and the bee count is submitted into a pioneering research study on the economic value of urban pollinators, organized through San Francisco State University. At YouGardenShow.com, we see bees and we count them – and you can too! Visit www.yourgardenshow.com/citizenscience to start your online laboratory today!

Slow Food International

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. A non-profit member-supported association, Slow Food was founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Today, Slow Food has over 100,000 members joined in 1,300 convivia – our local chapters – worldwide, as well as a network of 2,000 food communities who practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality foods.

Books

Bees: Lectures by Rudolf Steiner

In his lectures on Bees in 1923, Rudolf Steiner predicted the dire state of the honeybee today. He said that, within fifty to eighty years, we would see the consequences of mechanizing the forces that had previously operated organically in the beehive. Such practices include breeding queen bees artificially… Click Here to Purchase.

Music

Jami Sieber – Official Website

The official website for the music of Jami Sieber, whose beautiful songs and original compositions are featured as the poetic and stirring score in QUEEN OF THE SUN, including the grand and exquisite opening song to the film. “Jami Sieber plays music on electric and acoustic cello with a passion that translates into soul-baring poetry.” Please visit www.jamisieber.com to learn more.
- Richard Klecka, Conscious Choice Magazine

Keith & Tanyia Hall & Omiza River – Official Website

QUEEN OF THE SUN features two songs by Omiza River, including “The Bee Song” and the title song, “Queen of the Sun”. Please visit www.omizariver.com to learn more.