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Honey in a Hive
by Anne Rockwell
In spring and summer, honeybees gather nectar to make into honey. These fascinating insects live and work together in complicated societies, complete with queen bees and workers. Read and find out about honeybees and their creation -- honey! Part of the Let's Read-and-Find-Out Science series.


The Magic School Bus: Inside a Beehive
by Joanna Cole
When the Magic School Bus turns into a beehive, Ms. Frizzle's class learns firsthand about how workers, drones, and the queen bees live together. Readers will be abuzz with knowledge as they discover how honeybees find food; make a comb, honey, and beeswax; and care for their young, all from the bee's perspective. Part of the Magic School Bus series.

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Regarding the Bees: A Lesson, in Letters, on Honey, Dating, and Other Sticky Subjects
by Kate Klise
The seventh graders at Geyser Creek Middle School are bee-yond stressed. They're preparing for a spelling bee and a horrible standardized test called the BEE (Basic Education Evaluation). Plus, this year the hunt for their honeys has become all-important. This fifth book in the series takes the sting out of spelling bees, standardized tests, and even dating. Part of Kate Klise's Regarding the. series.

The Life and Times of the Honeybee
by Charles Micucci
This witty and informative salute to the honeybee uses clear, lively text and detailed full-color illustrations to present a wide range of interesting, and sometimes amusing, facts about the life cycle, work, and history of one of the world's most useful insects.


The Bee Tree
by Patricia Polacco
When Mary Ellen gets bored with her reading, Grandpa knows a hunt for a bee tree is just what she needs. Half the town joins the exciting chase, but it's not until everyone returns home that Mary Ellen makes a discovery of her own: Sometimes, even the sweetest of things must be worked for. Polacco has created another charming picture book featuring a child learning from a grandparent in an idyllic pastoral setting. (School Library Journal)




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