Queen of the Sun looks at disappearing bees

As you have probably heard, we have been losing large populations of honeybees. There are multiple factors for this, but the largest threat comes from Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a disorder still not clearly understood.

Bees and humans have had a long connection--particularly when it comes to the cultivation of plants.

Roughly one-third of the human diet comes from insect-pollinated plants, and the honeybee is responsible for 80 percent of that pollination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


A new film called 'Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?' tackles this issue and it's in town now through Wednesday. It explores colony collapse disorder and explains what we can do to save the bees. You can catch it at The Texas Theatre  in Oak Cliff. And if you would like to know more about bees, Brandon and Sue Pollard from the Texas Honeybee Guild will be at the theater on Saturday at 7:45 pm and Sunday at 2pm.

Director Taggart Siegel, next to his Warre Beehive in the backyard of his home in Portland. He also directed the film, The Real Dirt on Farmer John.