Queen of the Sun

A remarkable documentary that’s also one of the most beautiful nature films I’ve seen.

— Roger Ebert

A hymn to nature’s underappreciated pollinators — whose existence has come under threat…making a sunny and optimistic case for why the world is worth saving, via gorgeous imagery and poetic appreciations of the bees themselves.

– Ian Buckwalter, NPR.org

Join us on Thursday, June 20th for a screening of this very important documentary about honey bees.

Following the documentary we will be having a discussion about bees and our community.  Meet our esteemed panel members.

Queen of the Sun
Queen of the Sun

Panel Members


D. J. is a native of the Midwest having enjoyed his formative years on a dairy farm in Kansas. He earned a degree in horticulture from Kansas State University and has worked in this industry in a variety of capacities; including parks and recreation, ornamental landscape, and greenhouse operations. Past employers have included the Marriot Hotel Corporation, Columbia University, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

D. J. has been involved with beekeeping for the past 15 years and has fond memories of his families ‘bee‘ tree from his youth. He is a member of the Backyard Beekeepers Association, the Eastern Apicultural Society and is currently working to earn his Master Beekeeper certification from the Dyce Laboratory for Honeybee Studies at Cornell University.

Bob Slanzi, Home Beekeeper
In addition to caring for his own hives of bees, Bob helps others maintain their own hives and attends monthly meetings about the care of bees as a part of The NJ Beekeepers Association. He has worked to remove bees that have formed hives in people’s homes, and has captured swarms of bees, without resorting to the use of harmful insecticides. One of Bob’s other passions is making award-winning mead from the honey produced by his hives!


Caroline Curvan, Beekeeper


Caroline Curvan is an Ossining Town resident who has been keeping bees for the past three years. She is a member of the Hudson Valley Natural Beekeepers association.