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The Secret Life of Bees  by Susan Monk Kidd

Ever noticed how bees get really mad when you disturb them as they search among the flowers for nectar?  These are very busy insects with no time to waste on foolish humans!  There are rules to their society, work to be done, eggs to lay, young'uns to care for.  Before reading the novel, we need to learn something about the insects that the author metaphorically connects to our story .  You job is to go to the following web site and answer some questions regarding the social lives found inside the secret life of bees.

www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bees        

(be sure to check out the whole site)

Download a copy of the worksheet 

(answers found in the transcript)