In 2006, a bizarre entomological calamity reared its head in North America and Europe that is commonly referred to as Colony Collapse Disorder. Hundreds of honeybee colonies began to inexplicably die -- billions of bees vanished off the face of the Earth, with the overall number escalating rapidly. That enigma serves as the foundation of Taggart Siegel’s documentary Queen of the Sun
-- a fascinating and largely successful look at the causes of the 21st century bee crisis and its long-term residual effects.
Siegel builds his material on the thesis that a strong link exists between the industrialization of beekeeping, the decline of the millennia-old r...