Saturday, May 28, 2011

Queen of the Sun

A HUGE thank you to those that came out from all over DC, Maryland, and Virginia to see the screening of "Queen of the Sun" at ArtSpace, Falls Church, VA. What a turn out! I had no idea what to expect especially going into the holiday weekend, but you came out and showed great support. It sold out! In that it is also a great representation for how many people are interested in the bees. About half the audience was beekeepers and as one audience member said beekeepers keep to themselves so it was nice to see them brought together.
Also I have to give a HUGE thank you to the people who donated their resources and time. I had bought the screening license but needed somewhere to show the film. Thank you to Laura Hull at Creative Cauldron for offering the space they have at ArtSpace Falls Church. All tickets sold were a donation to Creative Cauldron and keeping theater alive so we do have venues to not only show these films, but theater, children's theater, music, visual art, etc.
Food and wine was generously provided by Chipotle Mexican Grill, Georgia Brown's, Old Glory BBQ, and Bearer Honey. They all went way beyond the call of duty! And if you are looking for any of Bearer Honey remember you can find it on the Farm to Family bus- in DC on Wednesdays. I LOVED that Chipotle brought seed packets- how great was that!? Did you know they did so much with local farmers before talking to them at the event? Chef Bryan Yealy of Georgia Brown's went beyond the call of duty providing all fresh, local, organic foods- even deboning ALL that fried chicken himself! And did you try the peach cobbler!? My sweet sweet husband who had had surgery on his shoulder just the day before was a fantastic bartender for the evening and I thank him for staying up right just long enough to serve everyone some wines from his restaurant, Old Glory BBQ.
Chipotle Mexican Grill

Georgia Brown's

Tasting Table

Bearer Farms Honey
And of course I have to thank Jeff Miller, from DC Honeybees who was brave enough to stand on the panel alone after Cy could not get farm coverage. He did a wonderful job fielding questions and I look forward to him putting some hives up on Old Glory's rooftop.

I would love to hear from you. What did you think of the film? Have you seen it yet? Thank

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