Streit’s father was a beekeeper and it was in early childhood that Jakob developed a passion for the honeybee. This exquisite reader factually and scientifically allows one to enter into the magic and mysterious world of the bees.
This little gem of a book describes in story-like ways, the complete life of a bee and the life in a hive. Chock full of scientific information, a child in the fourth or fifth grade would never know it was an accurate science book because delight and wonder are the results of reading about these marvelous little animals, bees! This would make a very satisfying reader for the third through the sixth grade with something for everyone in understanding the life cycle of bees and the many gifts they give to the world, spun from sunlight and nectar and hard work!
Along with another of Jacob Streit’s books, Little Bee Sunbeam, it is one of two books recommended for the sexuality curriculum in the Waldorf school.