Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera
Illustrator: Eric Rohmann
Beginning at birth, the honeybee emerges through the wax cap of her cell and is 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! She builds wax comb to store honey, and transfers pollen from other bees into the storage. She defends the hive from invaders. Apis accomplishes all of this before beginning her life outdoors as an adventurer, seeking nectar to bring back to her hive.
Get up close and personal with Apis, one honeybee, as she embarks on her journey through life, complete with exquisitely detailed illustrations.
Diagram of a honeybee. “Helping Out Honeybees.” Bee facts. Online resources. Further reading. Full-color illustrations created with oil paint.
JLG Release: Apr 2020
Awards & Honors
2021 Sibert Medal
Publisher's Weekly Top 10 Best Pictures Books of 2020
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books*, Booklist*
School Library Journal
11 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Level 4.2; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
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