A COLORFUL TALE OF AN UNTOLD LEGEND
Somewhere in the darkness is a honeycomb mansion, home of galactic honeybees, with a ruling Queen who oversees the flowering planets in this galaxy.
Sacred to these pollinators is an ancient amulet that holds the secret teachings of honeybees and Nature. This amulet, a rare sun diamond, is passed down to a daughter born with rainbow antennae. That beechild, Zeetumah, is destined to be the next Queen to carry on their legacy. Her beehood training prepares her for a dangerous journey.
With her new knowledge, brave Queen Zeetumah sets off across space to fulfill her destiny. She leads her courageous team on a mission to revive a planet back to its former glory. Honeybee folklore speaks of this place fated for her rainbow children. A place where Zeetumah passes on her gift so their legacy can carry on in a distant world.
Ancient writing and carvings show how the honeybees were honored in all cultures for thousands of years. They were thought of as mysterious creatures who somehow knew the secrets of all living things around us called Nature.
They were on Earth millions of years before us. And, we still need them today for more than just honey. Most of our food depends on their magical ways, as well as our beautiful flowering world and the air we breathe.
But where did they come from?
This is their story.
About the Author
Zeetumah: Queen of the Rainbow Honeybees is the first work in a series called: The Rainbow Honeybees Chronicles. For over two decades, Julianne's field of expertise and interest has been the study and use of the colors of the rainbow.
Table of Contents
Zeetumah: Queen of the Rainbow Honeybees
Somewhere in this galaxy is an amulet
that holds the secret teachings of honeybees and Nature.
Honeybee folklore speaks of a wise Queen Takahone
who passed on her legacy to her great granddaughter, Zeetumah.
The humming grew louder and echoed in outer space. Pollen scout Zeetumah was ready for action, leading a swarm of thousands of galactic foragers. They were far away from their floating home, nestled in a pocket of space deep within the Milky Way. Her antennae were special feelers, able to detect the sweet nectar of flowers in distant worlds. Honeybee folklore tells of the fresh fruit grown from pollinated tree blossoms providing food for many species across the galaxy.
Zeetumah was leading her foraging party further than she had ever taken them before. She whooshed along in the chilling darkness until she saw a planet with a sunlit surface. When Zeetumah flicked her stinger up, the rest of her team knew she was focusing in on a sweet target.
She was a top navigator, but with her rainbow antennae, Zeetumah was different from the other honeybees.
“She can detect and hone in on pollen-rich flower patches anywhere,” one forager buzzed. The others agreed and tried to mimic her fancy moves, even though none of them could detect the nectar from this far away....