Flight of the Honey Bee

Flight of the Honey Bee

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Follow the flight of a honey bee as she searches for nectar to sustain her hive and, along the way, pollinates flowers to produce seeds and fruits.

A tiny honey bee emerges from the hive for the first time. Using sunlight, landmarks, and scents to remember the path, she goes in search of pollen and nectar to share with the thousands of other bees in her hive. She uses her powerful sense of smell to locate the flowers that sustain her, avoids birds that might eat her, and returns home to share her finds with her many sisters. Nature lovers and scientists-to-be are invited to explore the fascinating life of a honey bee.
Back matter includes information about protecting bees and an index.
Publisher: Sommerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9780763667603
0763667609
Characteristics: 29 p. :,col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Lovelock, Brian

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jannylegs
Jul 11, 2016

Delicious story of the amazing bees with beautiful & lively illustrations.

SPL_Childrens Apr 16, 2014

A young honeybee, Scout, makes her first foray to search for flowers for the bees in her hive to harvest. She finds a sea of beautiful blossoms and visits one flower after another, sipping nectar while spreading pollen at the same time. Eventually she returns to the hive and dances instructions to her sister bees, who fly off to gather the nectar.

Her trip hasn’t been without some danger. She has escaped from an attacking blackbird, been grounded for a time by a storm, and had to be rescued by the guard bees when set upon by a wasp just outside the hive.

The story in this informative, brightly-illustrated picture book will keep the attention of preschoolers and children in the early grades as they learn about the role of the various bees within a colony, how honey is made, and about the very serious environmental problem of bee die-off. Scout’s story is nicely supplemented with factual content, colourful illustrations and simple suggestions of how we can help “nature’s greatest pollinators”.

Raymond Huber is a New Zealand-based author, beekeeper and former primary-grade teacher.

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pink_rabbit_145 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

SPL_Childrens Apr 16, 2014

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 7

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