The Secret Life of Bees

Meet the bees of the world, with Buzzwing the honeybee

Moira Butterfield author Vivian Mineker illustrator


Publisher:Quarto Publishing PLC

Published:20th Apr '21


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The Secret Life of Bees cover

Follow Buzzwing the honeybee on a beautifully illustrated journey through the world of bees filled with amazing science and intriguing folklore.

Welcome to my honey hive home.
It’s where I live with my family.
I’m small and fuzzy and striped black and gold.
I’m Buzzwing the hardworking honeybee!

Did you know that bees love to dance? Or that they have an amazing sense of smell to help them find the best flowers? In The Secret Life of Bees, Buzzwing shares with you all the details of her life as a bee, in and out of the hive, starting with the day she was born.

Learn the secrets of this worker bee’s tiny world, including:

  • The bee life cycle
  • Bee anatomy
  • How bees collect nectar and make honey
  • What happens inside the hive
  • The different types of bees
  • Why bees are so important to humans
  • How bees can thrive in the city
  • Bee folk tales from around the world

With things to search for and find throughout, tips for making your own environment welcoming to bees and even a poetry-writing exercise, The Secret Life of Bees is brimming with reasons to admire and respect the hardworking honeybee.

Sumptuous and detailed illustrations have pride of place in this magical guide to bees that mixes natural history with a splash of fantasy – a book to be pored over time and again.

Engaging bee facts combine with stories and folk tales in this beautiful non-fiction guide narrated by Buzzwing the honey bee. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *
There is so much to be learned about bees in these pages, showing just how fascinating their ‘secret’ lives are. * NSTBA *
What a lovely, thoughtful book The Secret Life of Bees is […] a book children will want to linger with.’ * Books For Topics *

ISBN: 9780711260498

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: unknown

48 pages