Movie Night: Queen of The Sun

Join us March 14!

Join R.W. Traip Academy for an informal gathering to view an eye-opening film Queen of the Sun. This film will give us a powerful and deep look into the global bee crisis; this film discusses the problems and solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.


Beekeepers and non-beekeepers welcome to attend!


R.W. Traip Academy is embarking on an ecological design and education program with the Resilience Hub and Portland Permaculture Group. This Movie Night is an opportunity to learn about how the school will be using some of the ideas presented in the film, including permaculture to improve eco-literacy at Traip Academy.


Following the film Traip Academy's participatory design consultants from the Resilience Hub & Portland Permaculture Group will facilitate a brief conversation about the film and happenings at Traip.


Come learn permaculture happenings at Traip and how you can get involved March 14!

Movie Night: Queen of the Sun

Friday, March 14th, 7pm

120 Rogers Rd

Kittery, ME

Meet at 7:00 pm at Kittery Community Center, Star Theater

Film to start at 7:30 (approx 48 min long)

Discussion to follow.

Tea and ice water provided. Please bring your own cup to help create zero waste.

About the film

From the director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John comes a profound, alternative look at the tragic global bee crisis. Juxtaposing the catastrophic disappearance of bees with the mysterious world of the beehive, Queen of the Sun weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world. Featuring Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva, Queen of the Sun reveals both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.


In 1923, Rudolf Steiner, a scientist, philosopher & social innovator, predicted that in 80 to 100 years honeybees would collapse. His prediction has come true with Colony Collapse Disorder where bees are disappearing in mass numbers from their hives with no clear explanation. In an alarming inquiry into the insights behind Steiner’s prediction Queen of The Sun examines the global bee crisis through the eyes of biodynamic beekeepers, scientists, farmers, and philosophers. On a pilgrimage around the world, 10,000 years of beekeeping is unveiled, highlighting how our historic and sacred relationship with bees has been lost due to highly mechanized industrial practices. Featuring Michael Pollan, Vandana Shiva, Gunther Hauk and beekeepers around the world, Queen of The Sun weaves a dramatic story which uncovers the problems and solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.