Portland's Neighbors delivers a fusion of funk, jazz and hip-hop that is as shocking as it is familiar. Drawing from such diverse influences as The Roots, Miles Davis, Led Zeppelin, A Tribe Called Quest, and Jamiroquai, this six-piece outfit pursues one common notion: a tight, high energy sound that moves the body and elevates the soul.
Listen to their new song — Bee Conscious, Bee Wise — below.
Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary
Situated in Floyd, VA in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Sanctuary aims to restore the health and vitality of the honeybee worldwide. Since founding Spikenard Farm in 2006, Gunther Hauk and his wife Vivian have been actively spreading their vision of sustainable biodynamic beekeeping. The Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary provides on-site workshops, lectures, consulting and publications. This work is possible through the support of many foundations and individuals around the country.
"More than we can imagine depends on our ability to turn the crisis into an opportunity for change." — Gunther Hauk
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John. Taking us on a journey through 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.
LITTLE BEE. BIG NEWS.
Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables. Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S.