The Children's Life of the Bee

Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)

Buzz, buzz, buzz. A fascinating and beautifully written explanation of the life of the honey bee. Maeterlinck, who won the Noble Prize for Literature, wrote a more scholarly work called The Life of the Bee but then rewrote it in simpler terms so that children could appreciate what goes in a hive. The book describes in simple language the inner workings of a hive from its beginning with a swarm to the fully functional hive with thousands of workers, drones and a queen busily building, repairing and gathering. (Summary by phil chenevert)

Genre(s): Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1 - ON THE THRESHOLD OF THE HIVE Phil Chenevert
Play 02 2 - THE SWARM Phil Chenevert
Play 03 3 - THE FOUNDATION OF THE CITY Phil Chenevert
Play 04 4 - THE YOUNG QUEENS Phil Chenevert
Play 05 5 - THE MASSACRE OF THE MALES Phil Chenevert
Play 06 6 - THE PROGRESS OF THE RACE Phil Chenevert