Pien Queen of the Bees

Pien Queen of the Bees
dir.Ellen Vloet/The Netherlands, 2015/16 min.

Since ten-year-old Pien was told that bees are under threat of extinction, she has found her goal in life: saving bees.

Together with her friend Bouwe she comes up with plans and actions to stop bees from dying out. She has set up some hives in the backyard and dreams of a visit to a rape seed field, which is a true nectar paradise. This coming spring she would love to take her bees there, so they can do what they do best. While Pien is focused on saving the bees’ lives, she is also fighting for her own. She’s being treated for bone cancer and she’s forced to go to the hospital a lot. Will she succeed in getting to her field of dreams nevertheless?


  • projection time:
    16 min.
  • country/year:
    The Netherlands, 2015
  • director:
    Ellen Vloet
  • pictures:
    Roel van‘t Hoff
  • production:
    Merle Bemelmans
  • selected festivals and awards:
    Cinekid, 2015

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