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Growing Minds is a program of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

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Nonfiction tale of a bee’s life.

Join the busy honeybee on her daily journey, and on the way, learn about everything from honey making to pollination.

Spend the day with grandpa, a beekeeper, and discover the wonder of bees.

This vibrantly illustrated book takes us on a counting and rhyming adventure in the garden. From a bug’s eye view, we learn alliteration and action verbs as we buzz with the bees, slither with the snails, and glow with the fireflies. In the back, there is a section of fun and educational facts about each insect.

Students learn about communication by exploring honey bees and comparing them to other insects and animals.


Learn how bees of a community work together to produce honey.

The story of how bees make honey, told with rhyming couplets that are paired with factual information.

This story celebrates the life of an apple tree through every season of the year.  Readers will learn about the tree coming to life in the spring, fruit starting to grow in the summer, harvesting in the fall, and the rest it requires throughout the winter.  The readers will also come to realize that humans aren’t the only ones who eat apples; in fact, insects and other animals love apples just as much as we do!

Buzz along with Sally, Nick, and The Cat in The Hat as they join the Buzzoo Hive bees in the honey making dance!

A girl learns about seeking magic and adventure when she follows a bee to its bee tree with her grandfather and a gathering crowd.