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Children's LiteratureSometimes it is hard to get close to some insects. Honey bees are especially hard to get close to because they are fragile and hard to catch. This book helps curious readers learn more about honey bees without harming the bee. It uses simple photographs and pointers to explain the anatomy of a honey bee, including the antennas, wings, eyes, and proboscis. The photographs depict how bees collect pollen, nectar, and how they use these substances to build hives. Educators with young children learning about insects will want this book in their science library. It breaks down information about honey bees in a simplistic manner conducive to the intended audience. It also offers readers additional information about other books and Internet sites that contain information on honey bees. Educators may take the opportunity to help their young readers learn about the different types of bees. Honey Bees is one of the books in the "Insect" series. 2003, Pebble Books, Ages 6 to 9.
— Debbie Bohn