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Buzzing About Bees

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Bees are about to wake up for the season and start their incredibly important work: pollinating plants and helping keep our planet's ecosystem strong and healthy. Here are a few books to help you explore the fascinating world of bees with your classroom or library!
What's the Buzz?

What's the Buzz?

Keeping Bees in Flight
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

Whether they live alone or together, in a hive or in a hole in the ground, bees do some of the most important work on the planet: pollinating plants. What’s the Buzz? celebrates the magic of bees—from swarming to dancing to making honey—and encourages readers to do their part to keep the hives alive.
All over the world, bee colonies are dwindling, but everyone can do something to help save the bees, from buying local honey to growing a bee-friendly garden.

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Follow That Bee!

Follow That Bee!

A First Book of Bees in the City
illustrated by Scot Ritchie
edition:Hardcover

Pedro, Nick, Yulee, Sally and Martin are buzzing with excitement today! The five friends are visiting Martin's neighbor, Mr. Cardinal. He keeps beehives in his backyard, and he's offered to show them how honeybees live. As the kids help Mr. Cardinal with his work, he explains how bees feed and pollinate, what happens inside their colony, how they build their hives and even why they like to dance! He also tells the friends why some bee populations are in trouble and what people can do to help. An …

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Buzz About Bees

Buzz About Bees

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook

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 end …

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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."

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Big City Bees

Big City Bees

edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback

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Nominated for the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration

Vivid writing and luminous art combine to tell a modern story that introduces young readers to the wonders of bees For city kids like Sophie and Matthew, growing pumpkins is a big thrill.

But they're worried. They know they need bees to make their pumpkins grow. But will the bees find their garden? Are there even bees in the city?

So one day, Grandpa and the children set out to look for bees. They arrive downtown just in time t …

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Bees and Other Pollinators

Bees and Other Pollinators

edition:Paperback
tagged : insects, spiders, etc.

Bees and other pollinators help pollinate the plants that give us many of our favourite foods.

Bees are North America’s most important pollinators.

Honeybees have 2 stomachs. One is for food, and the other is used to carry nectar back to the hive.

Chocolate is made from the cacao plant. Without bats to pollinate the cacao plant, there would be no chocolate!

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Exploring the World of Bees

Exploring the World of Bees

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged : insects, spiders, etc.

We watch bees buzzing from plant to plant in our gardens, yet apart from worrying about being stung, many of us don't give them another thought. But who are these flying insects, and what exactly are they doing in our backyards?

Exploring the World of Bees covers the differences in the social lives of bees and how they organize their families, their homes and their work. Young readers can learn that different bees have developed special physical adaptations -- from a body size so small they ca …

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The Beekeepers: How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees (Scholastic Focus)

The Beekeepers: How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees (Scholastic Focus)

edition:Hardcover

Dive deep into the world of this everyday insect -- and the science behind its uncertain future.

 

Bumble bees are as familiar to most of us as the flowers these fuzzy insects feed upon. But did you know that the bees in your garden could be escapees from a local greenhouse, or descended from stowaways on a Viking ship?

Bumble bees are a vital part of our lives and Earth's ecosystems, so much so that we've commercialized their breeding and shipped them across states, countries, and ecosystems for o …

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