30 pages, colour illustrations
You can follow the flight of a honeybee as it searches for nectar to sustain its hive and, along the way, pollinates flowers to produce seeds and fruits. A tiny honeybee emerges from the hive for the first time. Using sunlight, landmarks, and scents to remember the path, she flies 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 honeybee, gleaning golden tidbits of knowledge to pollinate their young minds. There is growing interest and awareness of the importance of beees and their fragility. Bees' senses and methods of communication are truly fascinating – readers will love finding out more about these familiar insects. Flight of the Honey Bee includes an environmental message about the importance of bees to our food production.
"This is both a compelling storybook and an educational natural science book."
- Recommended Reads
"The illustrations are saturated with colour and the insights into the world of bees are fascinating."
- Sunday World
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Raymond Huber has been a social worker, gardener, primary school teacher, lecturer, writer and editor. He lives in New Zealand.
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