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Honeybee The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera

Candace Fleming,Eric Rohmann

A tiny honeybee emerges through the wax cap of her cell. Driven to protect and take care of her hive, she cleans the nursery and feeds the larvae and the queen. But is she strong enough to fly? Not yet!

Apis builds wax comb to store honey, and transfers pollen from other bees into the storage. She defends the hive from invaders. And finally, she begins her new life as an adventurer.

The confining walls of the hive fall away as Apis takes to the air, finally free, in a brilliant double-gatefold illustration where the clear blue sky is full of promise– and the wings of dozens of honeybees, heading out in search of nectar to bring back to the hive.

Eric Rohmann’s exquisitely detailed illustrations bring the great outdoors into your hands in this poetically written tribute to the hardworking honeybee. Award-winning author Candace Fleming describes the life cycle of the honeybee in accessible, beautiful language. Similar in form and concept to the Sibert and Orbis Pictus award book Giant Squid, Honeybee also features a stunning gatefold and an essay on the plight of honeybees. This book needs to be returned.

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Beekeepers

Linda Oatman High

When the sunshine pours like warm honey from the sky, it’s time to tend Grandpa’s bees. This day his granddaughter lends a hand, and she is treated to a spectacular show. The swarming bees whirl and twirl like a big buzzing cloud until they finally cluster on the limb of a tree. Then it’s up to granddaughter to bring the bees down and move them into their new hive, which she does with great care. Grandpa is proud. His granddaughter proves to be “a fine keeper of bees.” This book needs to be returned. 

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Bees of Oregon

Insect Pest Prevention and Management

Out of more than 500 bee species in Oregon, this poster selects 18 bees including specie names and a detailed picture. Students will be shocked when they see what these many bee species look like and how they differ. This poster does not need to be returned.

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In “Honey Bees: Letters From the Hive,” bee expert Stephen Buchmann takes readers on an incredible tour. Enter a beehive–one part nursery, one part honey factory, one part queen bee sanctum–then fly through backyard gardens, open fields, and deserts where wildflowers bloom. This book needs to be returned. 

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Insects Invade

U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service

This student magazine teaches about a real-world issue facing our Nation’s forests and trees. The accompanying teaching guide contains two hands-on lessons and skill-building worksheets to build upon science concepts in the magazine. This resource does not need to be returned.

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Inside Plants

Miles Kelly

This very fun and wonderfully illustrated book will help students discover how plants work. From germination all the way to photosynthesis with the help of amazing illustrations, cutaway views, magnified insects and detailed photographs. This book will need to be returned.

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Put an ear to the ground for the clicking, popping, snapping music of this garden grown wild. In verse as witty as it is buggy, Kurt Cyrus conducts a chirruping chorus of voices great and small. From a stinkbug trying (and failing) to hide itself, to a cicada’s struggle to escape its own skin, to an ant’s marathon dinner march, and a frog’s identity crisis, here is a garden teeming with down-to-earth fun for readers of every species–no matter how many legs they have! This book needs to be returned. 

Oregon author and illustrator Kurt Cyrus signed copies!

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The Beeman

Laurie Krebs, Valerie Cis

Told from the viewpoint of a child whose Grandpa is a beekeeper, this rhyming text offers an accessible and engaging introduction to the behavior of bees, including: where they live, how honey is made, and what a beekeeper does. The companion book to the Busy Bees lesson plan and the Busy Bees Kit. Please check the kit out separately.

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“Sometimes bees can be a bit rude.
They fly in your face and prance on your food.”

And yet… without bees, we might not have strawberries for shortcakes or avocados for tacos!

Shabazz Larkin’s The Thing About Bees is a Norman Rockwell-inspired Sunday in the park, a love poem from a father to his two sons, and a tribute to the bees that pollinate the foods we love to eat.

Children are introduced to different kinds of bees, “how not to get stung,” and how the things we fear are often things we don’t fully understand.

This book needs to be returned. 

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