Experts in the film

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? features pre-eminent scientists and scholars who have incredible dedication and insight into bees and ecology. Many of these experts are acclaimed authors, lecturers, and teachers in both the field of beekeeping and in environmental sustainability in the U.S. and around the world. Links to each experts website is provided for more information. If you are interested in contacting one of the experts below for interview in regards to Queen of the Sun, please contact us.

Gunther Hauk

Gunther Hauk

Biodynamic Beekeeper & Farmer Gunther Hauk (The Honeybee Crisis: An Opportunity to Transform Destructive Agricultural Practices and Real Food for Thought and Stomach: An Introduction to Biodynamic Agriculture) is one of the central inspiring figures in Queen of the Sun. Gunther was a Waldorf teacher for 23 years and was co-founder of Spikenard Farm in 2006 and the Pfeiffer Center in... more

Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan

Author "Omnivore's Dilemma" For the past twenty-five years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment. He is the author of four New York Times bestsellers. The Omnivore’s Dilemma was named one of the ten best books of 2006... more

Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva

Physicist “Shiva … has devoted her life to fighting for the rights of the ordinary people of India … her fierce intellect and her disarmingly friendly, accessible manner have made her a valuable advocate for people all over the developing world.” — Ms. Magazine

Jacqueline Freeman

Jacqueline Freeman

Biodynamic Beekeeper Jacqueline Freeman is a Biodynamic Beekeeper and Farmer and owner of Friendly Haven Rise Farm in Venersborg, Washington. She teaches natural beekeeping classes titled "Bees: The Other Way" and is a community swarm-rescuer. www.friendlyhaven.com

Raj Patel

Raj Patel

Author “Stuffed and Starved" Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist and academic. He has testified about the causes of the global food crisis to the US House Financial Services Committee and is an Advisor to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. In addition to numerous scholarly publications, he regularly writes for The Guardian, and has contributed... more

Scott Black

Scott Black

Biologist, Xerces Society Scott Hoffman Black is executive director of the Xerces Society, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the diversity of life through the conservation of invertebrates. www.xerces.org