Praise for Bea's Bees:

Bea's Bees Cover

Beatrix discovers a wild bumblebee nest on her way home from school and finds herself drawn to their busy world. When her bees mysteriously disappear, Bea hatches a plan to bring them back. Can Bea inspire her school and community to save the bees?

Author Katherine Pryor and illustrator Ellie Peterson have created a hopeful tale of persistance and resilience to inspire future conservationists. A perfect companion to home or school pollinator gardens, Bea's Bees encourages kids to help protect bees and other pollinators.



"Delightful, educational, and uplifting! This book is an absolute treasure, and I would recommend it to any parent, teacher, or school garden educator.”
-Whitney Cohen, Education Director, Life Lab


“The perfect book for budding scientists.”
- Rick Swann, author, Our School Garden!   


"Bea's Bees will buzz in readers hands with its combination of information and sweet story line. A school library with "Bea's Bees" alongside Kathrine Pryor's other food literacy titles will be humming with happy readers."

-Craig Seasholes, President, Washington Library Association




"This informational picture book is a necessary addition to elementary library shelves as an important contribution to the understanding and conservation of bees."

-School Library Journal


“A beautifully illustrated story of the invaluable connections between people and planet. Beatrix shows us all the value of purpose, perseverance, and our humble friend, the bee.”
-Tami Enright, Executive Director, The Bee Cause Project

"A sweet introduction to the magic of science in the natural world, Bea's Bees shows kids they can find answers, solve problems, and make a difference."
-Kelly Jones, author, Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer