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The Busy Little Honeybee | by Josephine Morse True



A children book about honeybees. Honeybees usually fly from half a mile to two miles to gather nectar. They have even been known to go as far as six miles from their hive when they were unable to find much nectar nearer home...

TitleThe Busy Little Honeybee
AuthorJosephine Morse True
PublisherRand McNally & Company
Year1936
Copyright1936, Kami McNally Company
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Illustrated with Photographs and with Drawings by Jane Gleason

A Honey Gatherer, a Pollen Carrier, and a Bumble Bee at Work

A Honey Gatherer, a Pollen Carrier, and a Bumble Bee at Work

This project also includes another children booklet on bees, called "The Story Of Bees" written by Mark Bartman in 1940.

-Honey Gatherers
It is a still summer day. In a sunny meadow a bee is pushing her head into the cup of a flower as far as she can reach. She is sucking up nectar to make into honey. Nectar is like sweetened water, and...
-Pollen Carriers
Before a young bee begins to gather honey, she serves the hive for a while by gathering pollen. Pollen is the dust, usually yellow, which lies on the tip of the tiny stalks in the center of a flower. ...
-The Hive
Both the honey gatherers and the pollen carriers know exactly in which direction to fly and where to go as soon as they have filled their sacs with honey or their baskets with pollen. The honeybee li...
-The Hive. Continued
For a month or two during the summer, honeybees are rushed with work, for then much nectar and pollen must be gathered and thousands of eggs and baby bees must be taken care of. At this time the worke...
-The Queen Bee
In every hive there is one bee whom the others all treat with great respect. She is the queen bee, and is very dignified in her movements. She is larger than the others and of one solid color instead ...
-The New Swarm
Thousands of bees - often as many as seventy thousand - live together in one hive. In summer, when the hive becomes too overcrowded, some of the bees prepare to take their queen and start a new home i...
-Hatching Baby Bees
In the old home there are not nearly so many bees as before the swarming, and most of them are young bees, for the older workers flew away with the swarm. The youngest workers, or nurse bees, take car...
-Drones
The workers' brothers, the gentlemen bees or drones, do not have any share in the work of the hive. Once in a while they fly outside to get up an appetite, but usually they just hang around inside the...
-Honey
People keep bees in hives now, but long, long ago nobody kept them at all. They lived wild in the woods, and built their combs in large holes of half-dead trees. When people wanted something sweet to ...
-The Story Of Bees
Children's Science Series Compiled by workers of the Writers' program of the work projects administration in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Junior Press Books Albert Whitman & Co. Chicago 194...
-The Story Of Bees. Part 2
Before the entrance of the hive there are worker bees on guard against enemies. Still others sit in the doorway, just fanning their wings for hours at a time. The fanners are driving the stale air fro...
-The Story Of Bees. Part 3
It is the magic in this royal jelly that makes the worker egg grow into the wonderful Queen Bee. When the first young Queen steps out of her cell she looks for any Queen eggs that haven't hatched. If...
-The Story Of Bees. Part 4
The farmer who keeps the bees tries to prepare for the swarming time by putting empty hives in places where the bees can see them. Then they will not fly too far away. The farmer knows, too, that if ...









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