“Queen of the Sun” screening & beekeeper panel

Posted April 22, 2013, at 10:09 a.m.

Thursday, May 2, 2013 6 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, Belfast, Maine

For more information: Belfast Co-op; 207-338-2532;

On Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m. in the Belfast Free Library, at 106 High Street, there will be a free screening of “Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?”; a documentary film about the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive. This engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

The film will be followed by a discussion with local beekeepers Theresa Gaffney, of Highland Blueberry Farm in Stockton Springs; and Doug Calhoun and Ralph Littlefield of the Waldo County Beekeepers.

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This free event is co-sponsored by the Waldo County Beekeepers, Belfast Area Transition Initiative and the Belfast Co-op. For more information, contact the Co-op’s education coordinator, Kate Harris: kate (at), or call the Co-op at (207) 338-2532 between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.