This book gives detailed information about how to care for your own beehive. It includes the lifecycles of worker bees, drones, and the queens. We learn how to harvest honey, how to use the wax to make candles, and how to keep bees happy and healthy all year round.
The book is very text-heavy in some places. It does not read like a children’s picture book, but more like a textbook. It’s very interesting and thorough, and I enjoyed learning all about beekeeping. However, I don’t think you could really use this book to start beekeeping on your own. It doesn’t always explain the exact details of how to do things.
The illustrations are really cute, as the bear character takes care of the bees and processes the honey. However, sometimes the bear’s face looked distorted in odd ways. The design is not always consistent from page to page, and sometimes he would look much larger, and other times smaller. I was confused about why the bear’s grandmother was human. It seemed out of place.
Overall, I enjoyed this book, but I think I was expecting a simpler children’s picture book instead of such a text-heavy and instructional book.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.