When a honey bee colony gets too crowded, a portion of the bees split off to find a new place to live, which is called “swarming”. Sometimes the bees of the swarm set up their new nest in an inconvenient place, like inside a house. Find out how bee rescuer Mr. Jon Nelson safely captures wild honey bees and moves them into a hive box for relocation. It’s a fascinating process!
Photographs are detailed and close-up, so the reader feels like they are standing right next to the bee rescuer.
The most amazing part is that Mr. Nelson doesn’t wear fancy protective clothing. That because he lives in a place where the honey bees are relatively gentle and because he knows exactly how to act around bees to keep them calm.
Honeybee Rescue would be perfect, of course, for budding beekeepers and entomologists. However, it might also be important to share with young readers who are scared of honey bees. Reading about things that frighten us often lessens those fears.
In any case, sweeten your week with a copy of this heartwarming book!
- See our previous review of Loree and Ellen’s You’re Invited to a Moth Ball, with activity suggestions, and their middle grade book, The Hive Detectives with activity suggestions.
- Check out our previous collection of STEAM activities for World Bee Day.
- See Archimedes Notebook for ideas about studying bumble bees.
- Perfect to accompany a celebration of National Pollinator Week June 20 -26, 2022.
Explore our growing list of children’s books about bees at Science Books for Kids.
Reading age : 5 – 8 years
Publisher : Charlesbridge (May 10, 2022)
ISBN-10 : 1623542391
ISBN-13 : 978-1623542399
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