Queen of the SunI’m excited to say that Queen of the Sun, a film by Taggart Siegel, is opening at the Hollywood Theater this Friday! We’ll be there to answer questions with a top bar hive and a Warre hive on display. In addition, all who attend will have the opportunity to enter into the raffle of one of our top bar hives!

On September 25th at 7:30PM I will be introducing the film, as well as announcing the winner of the hive!

Here’s the official information:

Have you heard the buzz? Bee Thinking is proudly sponsoring “Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?” opening September 17th at the Hollywood Theater!  Queen of the Sun is a profound, alternative look at the global honeybee crisis from Taggart Siegel, award-winning director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John.

When: Opening September 17th @ 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM. Running nightly through October 3rd or longer.

Where: The Hollywood Theatre – 4122 NE Sandy Boulevard Portland, OR 97212

Northwest Earth Institute is proudly introducing the film on Saturday night, September 18th at the 7:70 and 9:30 screenings.


Queen of the Sun is screening in celebration of “Portland Honeybee Week”, beginning September 17th. Mayor Sam Adams will be introducing the 7:30pm screening. After screenings, there will be Q&As with the director Taggart Siegel, producer Jon Betz & local beekeepers on most nights from September 17th to September 25th! Your movie stub will be a raffle ticket for prizes donated by great local businesses!

Come dressed up Saturday the 18th at the 9:30pm showing for a SPECIAL BEE COSTUME CONTEST!  Win great prizes!


On Saturday, September 25 from 1 to 4 p.m the first ever Portland Tour de Hives. This is a free, self-guided tour with stops primarily in NE, SE, and N Portland (biking and walking are encouraged). Registration is required in order to receive the tour map and other information.  Register by September 23 at 5:00 p.m. by e-mailing ”tourdehives@gmail.com“  with your name, phone number, and the number of people in your tour group.

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