The Life Cycle of a Honeybee

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This extremely attractive book for children shows and tells about the life cycle of a honeybee. Information is presented in sections labeled "What is a honeybee?" "Busy body," "Where do honeybees live?" "What is a life cycle?" "The perfect place," "Little larvae," To be a bee..." "Fully grown," "Mating," "A new hive," "Honeybee feasts," "The season ends," "Keeper of the bees," "Dangers to honeybees," and "Helping honeybees." Especially interesting are the illustration of the honeybee parts, the pullout picture of the stinger (called "the Sting operation"), "Skintight" (in the section about the larvae), and "An apiary." These and other clever titles lend humor to the book. The photographs are clear and labeled. The controlled vocabulary is suitable to a wide range of reading and interest. A glossary and index are included as well as a listing of websites. This is a Bobbie Kalman Book and part of "The Life Cycle" series. Best of all it is a treasure house of information that is affordable for home and school and library. 2004, Crabtree Publishing Company, and Ages 8 to 12.
—Naomi Butler
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778706946
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Series: Life Cycles Series
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 385,228
  • Age range: 6 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

What is a honeybee? 4
Busy body 6
Where do honeybees live? 8
What is a life cycle? 10
The perfect place 12
Little larvae 14
To be a bee... 16
Fully grown 18
Mating 20
A new hive 22
Honeybee feasts 24
The season ends 26
Keepers of the bees 27
Dangers to honeybees 28
Helping honeybees 30
Glossary and Index 32
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