Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera

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Get up close and personal with Apis, one honeybee, as she embarks on her journey through life, complete with exquisitely detailed illustrations.

Beginning at birth, the honeybee emerges through the wax cap of her cell and is driven to protect and take care of her hive. She cleans the nursery and feeds the larvae and the queen. But is she strong enough to fly? Not yet!

She builds wax comb to store honey, and transfers pollen from other bees into the storage. She defends the hive from invaders. Apis accomplishes all of this before beginning her life outdoors as an adventurer, seeking nectar to bring back to her hive.

Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann describe the life cycle of the hard-working honeybee in this poetically written, thoroughly researched picture book, similar in form and concept to the Sibert and Orbis Pictus award book Giant Squid, complete with stunning gatefold and an essay on the plight of honeybees.---from the publisher

40 pages                    978-0823442850                      Ages 6-9

Keywords:  bees, honeybees, science, how things work, informational picture book, narrative nonfiction, life cycle, STEM, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, Science Curriculum

A Junior Library Guild Selection!

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