An award winning, educational, uplifting and fun children's book about the life cycle of the honey bee. Featuring 30 bee characters and 30 beautiful large colourful fun character illustrations over 58 pages, from Eve the Egg; Luna the Larva; Pippa the Pupa; Bluebell the Beeswax Bee, to Adam the Egg; Duke the King Drone; Queenie the Queen Bee; Betty the Beekeeper and many more! Written in the first person, with a rhyming tone, each little bee introduces themselves and tells the child a secret, which is a scientific fact about the job that they do in the beehive at the specific stage that they are at in the lifecycle. The story culminates into a beautiful poem incorporating each character.
The Secrets of Hope the Honey Bee was the inspiration of Dr Gerry Brierley, a British beekeeper and an 'Accidental Apitherapist' who, after an encounter with blood sucking ticks in the Surrey Hills, contracted near fatal forms of tick borne infections, including Lyme Disease. Dr Gerry now lectures on the subject of Medicinal Apitherapy, including the therapeutic uses of bee venom. This book is not just a story about the honey bees; this book shows a struggle for survival and winning through in the face of immense adversity. Hope is a spririt like bee who is sending a message. As the title suggests, this book is about never ending 'Hope'.