More bees, please! Kids who want to get the story on these buzzing busybodies will delight in this issue, which starts off with a diagram of the bee’s life cycle and a peek into their incredible eyes – make that 14,000 eyes, in fact! Truly a wonder of the insect realm, bees, for kids, are examined in easy-to-understand detail – from proboscis to pollen sac. They won’t believe how industrious these critters are; most have to visit 60,000-90,000 flowers just to produce a thimbleful of honey! Other fantastic facts like these will keep kids mesmerized; an up-close look at how hives are structured, and how bees thrive in a nearly-medieval social system, will surely be compelling too.
Ever wonder what bees eat? You’ll be surprised to discover that they live not only on nectar, but also bee milk, pollen, and even "beebread." Also featured: a section on keeping bees, for kids interested in where honey comes from, which examines the various ways that humans have “domesticated” this insect – the only insect we have done this to, in fact – for our own use. Following this is a section on the ostensible super potency of royal jelly and pollen as health supplements, and a look at how beeswax turns up in everything from candles to lipstick.