Step into the world of a honeybee in this book, which pairs a straightforward, informative text with bright, double-page spreads of illustrations. You'll learn about how bees gather pollen in their pollen baskets, the honeybees' dance, how honey is made, and more. Close-up photos show a honeycomb being created with wax, larvae growing, and a new colony being built. The book also includes information about honeybees and humans, a "family photo album" of related species, suggested readings, and an index.
Does that bee really want to sting you? Not if it's a honeybee at work! Follow the honeybee through this story and get the buzz on the things bees do! Every bee has a job to do, and some bees have many, many jobs. You'll learn that a bee's work is important to more than just the colony. Think about the honey that sweetens your cereal and the wax in your crayons as you follow the honeybee through this colorful book.
Published by Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, 1997
Sweet, yummy honey! Bees have been hard at work! The book takes you into the life of a honeybee. With full-color illustrations and lots of informative text, you'll learn everything about the beefrom how it takes the nectar from a flower to the different kinds of bees and their functions in the hive. Learn about "honey in history" and how raw honey from the hive is processed in food plants.
bee A type of insect that has four wings, a hairy body, and usually a stinger. Bees gather pollen and nectar from flowers for food. Some bees, such as honeybees, live in large organized groups called colonies, which are made up of workers, drones, and a queen.
colony A group of the same kind of animals, plants, or one-celled organisms living or growing together. A colony of ants, for example, is made up of workers, soldiers, and a queen. Bacteria also live in colonies.
hive A natural or man-made home for bees.
pollination The process that allows pollen to move from a male plant part to fertilize the sex cells in a female plant part. In most flowering plants, pollination takes place when wind, insects, or birds carry pollen from a stamen on one flower to a pistil on another. In plants that bear cones, wind carries pollen from male cones to female cones.