The sun has just risen at Bee Happy Farm in the Midlands – the heart of KwaZulu-Natal. Today you will be going on a journey to discover why the honey bee is so important to the world in which we live….”
This is an exerpt from my book “Bee Happy, Bailee” – The Importance of Bees. I created and wrote this children’s book based on the work that my son, Dylan, is doing to help make an awareness about the importance of bees and why we must save them from extinction. Dylan’s passion and knowledge of the honey bee – the correct hive to use, where to place them and what the best environment to create a happy medium for bees, is crucial for their future on this planet.
The book is two-fold, on the right hand side is a delightful story about Bailee the honey bee and her journey at HappyBee Farm, where she lives with the rest of her family. On the left side, the reader discovers wonderful facts about the honey bee, from the history of beekeeping to the different jobs of bees in the hive to an explanation about pollination and the importance and uses of honey.
Author: Cathy Stephen