Did you know that there are over 4000 different kinds of bees living in the US?
If this number surprises you, you’re not alone. Our story, "Bees are the best!" takes us through a day in a bee’s life, as she experiences some of this diversity.
Honey is a honey bee that lives a busy life with her sisters. She thinks she knows all there is to know about being a bee… and loves it! Bees are the Best!
But as she leaves the hive for the first time, Honey soon finds out that the world is much bigger and more diverse than she ever imagined.
She meets bumble bees, sweat bees, mason bees, fairy bees and more. Their differences force her to question what it even means to be a bee.
After an eye-opening day, Honey comes to realize that bees aren’t the best because they are all just like her. Bees are the best because each one is unique. And so is she!
There are thousands of different kinds of bees in the world, all playing important roles in the ecosystem.
Our hope is that our book will help young people come to recognize and value diversity in bees as well as in their own lives.
Backyard Bees of North America Poster
Risks and challenges
All projects have some risk, but Bees are the best! is a straightforward project, and we are professionals. We have prior publishing experience in both the art world and in the print world.
The book is written and the artwork has been sketched and is in the process of being finalized. All that is left is to finish the artwork and get the books printed.
There are, of course, many logistical issues to consider when self publishing. We are working with PrintNinja.com to print the books. They have a good reputation and have worked with several successful kickstarter projects in the past so they have proven themselves to be reliable. Printing the books overseas saves on cost but adds in the longer shipping times but we have built this into our timeline.
As proven professionals, we know what it takes to get a project like this completed and we are confident we can deliver a book you’ll love to all of those that supported this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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