Imagine a world without bees. Not only would it be less colourful - with fewer wildflowers and flowering plants - it would be less fruitful as well. A world without bees would mean a world where the f
Imagine a world without bees. Not only would it be less colourful - with fewer wildflowers and flowering plants - it would be less fruitful as well. A world without bees would mean a world where the food supply would be significantly diminished. Global bee researcher Laurence Packer estimates that bees are responsible for 1/3 of our food supply.
Buzz About Bees is the latest addition to the series that includes Lowdown on Earthworms and follows the same formula offering an in-depth look at an endangered and vital part of the natural world.
Accompanying information about the history, social structure and science behind the world of bees and honey are conservation activities to make the world a place where hives of bees can thrive.
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is a picture book author, poet, and performer. She enjoys being in the classroom in any capacity, as a presenter, a teacher, or as a student. After finishing her doctoral program at UBC in literacy education, Kari-Lynn assumed her new job as Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, where she teaches drama-in-education to and mentors teacher candidates.
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"Buzz About Bees is a great overview of all things apiarian. Pick up this book and it engages you with a true/false quiz about what you and your students may or may not know about bees. […] If you can navigate the BEE-wildering array of apiarian puns, this is a great introduction to all things bees."
"With punny titles such as "UnBEE-lievable Body Parts" and "Let Me BEE: I'm BUZZ-y Working", Buzz About Bees takes an upbeat, yet serious, approach to its topic... Absorbing, cheerful, and easy to read."
— CM Magazine
"We really liked Buzz About Bees by Kari-Lynn Winters and would recommend it to anyone who loves nature and wants to take care of it. My sister and I are both home schooled and we were able to include this fun book as part of our science curriculum."
— Mason (age 11) and Emilee (age 12), Reader Views Kids
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2014 Silver Birch Express Award nominee
Canadian Science Writers' Association Outstanding Youth Book 2013 shortlist
On CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens list 2013
On Resource Links' Best of 2013 list
On Ontario Library Association Best Bets List 2013
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BEE-LIEVE IT OR NOT, BEES ARE SOMETHING TO BUZZ ABOUT
Chapter 1: BEE-N THERE, DONE THAT
BEE-ing Worthy of Royal Status
Take Your Medicine: Drink Your Honey
Recipe for Soothing a STING-ing Throat
Chapter 2: THE WHOLE BALL OF WAX
UnBEE-lievable Body Parts
Classifying Bee Bodies
To BEE or Not to BEE
Chapter 3: BEE-ING TOGETHER
Nests or Hives
BEE-ing the Queen
Honey: Liquid Gold
Chapter 4: BEE-ING ALONE
Living BEE-side Each Other
BEE-fore I Leave You
Getting BEE-gger: Life Cycle of a Bee
Chapter 5: BEES OF THE WORLD, DISPERSE!
Leave Me BEE Game
The BEE’s Knees
BEE a Researcher
Let Me BEE: I’m BUZZ-y Working
BEE-ing a Beekeeper
A SWEET Life
Chapter 6: STINGING EFFECTS ON THE WORLD
BEE-hind the Eight Ball
What’s the BUZZ?
BEE the Change the World Needs
Further Reading Photo Credits
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Imagine a world without bees. Not only would it be less colourful — with fewer wildflowers and flowering plants — it would be less fruitful as well. A world without bees would mean a world where the food supply would be significantly diminished. Global bee researcher Laurence Packer estimates that bees are responsible for 1/3 of our food supply.