Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

6 p.m. Wed., Feb. 26, 2014 at the Byron Colby Barn

Queen of the Sun logoBees and Colony Collapse Disorder have received a lot of recent media attention. Why do bees matter? Bees are important for many reasons, and play a critical role in our food supply. Join the Liberty Prairie Foundation, Conserve Lake County, and Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods for a FREE film screening featuring Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?, winner of 10 international film festival awards. Come learn about the bee’s plight, why they matter, and what you can do to make a difference. Admission is free, and at the door only (no pre-registration).

Queen of the Sun is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from the award-winning director of 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 alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together a dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers around the world.

After the film, mingle with Prairie Crossing Farmers to learn about their sustainable farming practices, and how to become a member of their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Several local beekeepers will be available for questions, as well as local honey! Learn about Conserve Lake County’s Conservation@Home program, and another conservation topic – carsharing – with representatives from Zipcar. Meet others interested in sustainable agriculture, native landscaping, and beekeeping.