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It’s World Bee Day 20th May 2021 – We need our pollinators – Busy Bee and the Silent Spring – About the story

Silent Spring is the second of my Busy Bee stories and is aimed at the 8-12 year old reader. In the story the bees have to find out why the creatures of the meadow are all feeling ill. They discover a farmer using banned pesticides but how can they stop him? The story covers various environmental issues. Some teachers at a school that keeps bees said of the story that it could, “form the basis for a whole curriculum of outdoor and nature learning!” and “All wrapped up in a story, children will love. The thing we like best is the multitude of topics all of which are such important starting points for vital conversations with young people”. Some other adults have enjoyed reading it too although some of them were beekeepers so maybe that doesn’t count. Some were also friends but not all of them.

Busy Bee and the Silent Spring is named after Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking 1962 book where she took on what was probably a very male dominated agrochemical industry. She was a very brave and intelligent woman who unfortunately died far too young.

The book is available globally as an ebook and printed book from Amazon. This is the link,, and this is the .com link,

There’s also a T-shirt for children of the cover artwork of the book available from our Teemill store,

Silent spring cover no logo no titles T-shirt

Throughout the book there are some wonderful illustrations drawn by Alice Wright.

Patients waiting to see Doctor Bee

Our links

See more of Alice Wrights’ wonderful art, or Instagram @alicewrightillustration or Facebook @alicewrightillustrates.

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags,

My author page where you can discover more about my books,

Our Etsy shop,

This is our website for all our photography and my books,

We are also on Flickr,



Author: Paul Noël

Author of books for children. Eight published so far and working on several others.

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