The Busy Bee stories

I’ve written two Busy Bee stories so far. The first is called Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow. It deals with the problem, especially relevant in the UK, of building over meadows and farmland. These new developments have been built on the basis that everyone will own or at least travel by car. A totally unsustainable model for <0.1% of the global population. The planning system has been so bad that the country has lost 97% of its meadows since the middle of the 20th century. In this first story Bea and her friends disguise themselves as red bees to try and persuade people that a rare species lives in Old Oak Meadow.

The second story, Busy Bee and the Silent Spring takes its title from Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book first published in 1962. This very brave woman took on the male dominated agrochemical industry and they tried to destroy at a time when she was suffering from cancer. In the story the bees of Old Oak Meadow discover a farmer next door using banned pesticides. Can they stop him.

The stories are meant for the 8-12 year old reader although adult reviewers have said that they thoroughly enjoyed them too. I hope that you or your children will too. Endangered Meadow is available as an A4 printed book and ebook, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Endangered-Meadow-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/198320384X/, and also as a 6″x9″ paperback, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Endangered-Meadow-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/B08BW5Y3CS/. Silent Spring is available as 6″x9″ paperback and ebook, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Silent-Spring-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/B088JFN1ZV/.

A rare red bee is spotted

This is the illustration from my story Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow where a couple camping in Old Oak Meadow catch site of the disguised Bea. Bea and her other bees are disguising themselves in the hope that they will be thought of as a rare species and that this will stop the meadow being built over by greedy housing developers. The story is available from Amazon in A4 printed format and ebook, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Endangered-Meadow-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/198320384X/, and as a 6″x9″ paperback, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Endangered-Meadow-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/B08BW5Y3CS/.

What’s so special about the bees?

Some council workers arrive at Old Oak Meadow to see if they can observe some of the special bees that have been seen there. An illustration from Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow, the first Busy Bee story for 8-12 year old readers. The story is about a meadow that has been marked as a site for a housing development. In the UK 97% of meadows have been lost since the middle of the 20th century and recent research has indicated that they are extremely good at carbon capture. Nature knows best. The book is available both as an ebook and printed version from Amazon, A4 and colouring book, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Endangered-Meadow-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/198320384X/, and 6″ x 9″ paperback, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Endangered-Meadow-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/B08BW5Y3CS/.

Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow reviewed

I was very lucky in 2018 when the Devon Beekeepers Association reviewed this story and wrote some really nice words about it. The book and ebook are available on Amazon Soon to be released will be the follow up Busy Bee and the Silent Spring. I am looking to work with charities and organisations that promote and help sell my books. In return I will donate a percentage of any sales.

Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow by Paul Noel

“A bee story for children” – that was the description sent with Paul Noel’s book, “Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow”, and on the face of it that’s exactly what it is. A tale with an intrepid honey bee called Beatriz at its core, ready and willing to use her intelligence and super-fast flight in the battle against the enemy – those who would seek to destroy the natural habitat of the field she calls home, together with her fellow creatures that also live there.

Yet it’s more than ‘a bee story for children’, for while they will love the heroic antics of Beatriz, or ‘Bea’ to everyone who knows her, adults will find characters familiar to them too – officious bureaucrats, eager nature-loving campaigners, boffins, dastardly developers and potentially wicked planners! The turning point when all the humans and animals come together is a joyous highlight!

No doubt we’ve all heard of a field that is ripe for necessary development and Paul Noel’s fantasy is one that we can easily follow and understand. While the drama and the suspense gives joy to younger listeners and readers, it represents important issues raised by the need for more homes and the conflict between those building houses and those passionate about protecting the natural environment.

As ever with children’s books you get most out of the story by suspending your disbelief and remembering that it’s simply a story to entertain and not provide a full education of the lifecycle of the honeybee and its behaviour in the hive and in the field – there are plenty of less exciting books, which are designed to give real insight to those of us who are interested in bee facts. “Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow” doesn’t ignore general bee behaviour, but it’s full of fun and allows the imagination to take over, helped along with drawings that reflect the overall upbeat feel. The pictures are ideal for children to colour in, making it even more entertaining and better value.

Any beekeeper, indeed any adult, will not be bored if they find themselves reading the story of Bea trying to save her meadow. Just one question remains, what might Bea do next for surely “Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow” is the first of a series?

Review – I have received a wonderful review of my story Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow

I have been very lucky in that the Devon Beekeepers Association has reviewed my story and written some really nice words about it.

Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow by Paul Noel

“A bee story for children” – that was the description sent with Paul Noel’s book, “Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow”, and on the face of it that’s exactly what it is. A tale with an intrepid honey bee called Beatriz at its core, ready and willing to use her intelligence and super-fast flight in the battle against the enemy – those who would seek to destroy the natural habitat of the field she calls home, together with her fellow creatures that also live there.

Yet it’s more than ‘a bee story for children’, for while they will love the heroic antics of Beatriz, or ‘Bea’ to everyone who knows her, adults will find characters familiar to them too – officious bureaucrats, eager nature-loving campaigners, boffins, dastardly developers and potentially wicked planners! The turning point when all the humans and animals come together is a joyous highlight!

No doubt we’ve all heard of a field that is ripe for necessary development and Paul Noel’s fantasy is one that we can easily follow and understand. While the drama and the suspense gives joy to younger listeners and readers, it represents important issues raised by the need for more homes and the conflict between those building houses and those passionate about protecting the natural environment.

As ever with children’s books you get most out of the story by suspending your disbelief and remembering that it’s simply a story to entertain and not provide a full education of the lifecycle of the honeybee and its behaviour in the hive and in the field – there are plenty of less exciting books, which are designed to give real insight to those of us who are interested in bee facts. “Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow” doesn’t ignore general bee behaviour, but it’s full of fun and allows the imagination to take over, helped along with drawings that reflect the overall upbeat feel. The pictures are ideal for children to colour in, making it even more entertaining and better value.

Any beekeeper, indeed any adult, will not be bored if they find themselves reading the story of Bea trying to save her meadow. Just one question remains, what might Bea do next for surely “Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow” is the first of a series?

Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow – Reviewed on Bkids Website

A review of my book has now appeared on the Bkids website. I am hoping of course that this will help me sell more copies. At the moment I am donating part of the sales to the two UK charities Plantlife and Butterfly Conservation but I am interested in supporting and partnering with other organisations and causes.

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Plantlife and Butterfly Conservation Support

In the UK I am in the process of getting contracts with these two charities and therefore will be donating a percentage of sales from any of our items for sale on our website www.junagarhmedia.co.uk to them. The initial product that I approached them with was my story Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow. This is available as a pdf on our website and for the Kindle and a printed book from Amazon. Below is a synopsis and some artwork. If you need further information about any of our products please don’t hesitate to ask.

Bea Bee is the most resourceful, hardest working and happiest bee living in a hive located in a beautiful meadow. One day she notices a new sign on the gate and goes back to the hive to get wise old bee to come to the gate with her and read the notice as she doesn’t understand all the words. The news is bad; the sign is for a planning application to build houses all over the meadow. Wise Old Bee suggests that only if a rare or endangered species is found in the meadow is there a chance that the meadow can be saved. Bea suggests a wild idea on how to save the meadow from this happening. If they don’t then they are going to have to move the hive.

Her plan is fairly simple. There are some red flowers down near the stream that produce some fairly sticky pollen and she thinks that if she disguises herself as a red bee people will believe that there is a new species of bee. At least it will give the bees time to find out if there is a rare or endangered species in the meadow. Time to tell the Queen about the problem and also a possible solution.

Bea tries out the deception on two young people camping in the meadow and they take several photographs that they load onto social media. Bea has started a series of events that she is unaware of. Two teams are set up, some normal bees to keep a lookout on when visitors are coming and a “red” team to sow the story and keep each other from being caught. They will now try and convince other people but will experts believe them?

Can Bea’s plan and her friends from the meadow find a way to save it from being built on?

 

Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow – Reviewed

My story, Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow has just been reviewed very positively by a young reader and it will appear on the website in August and in the magazine later in the year. Every sale generates a donation to http://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk   and https://butterfly-conservation.org/  Buy it on Amazon as a story and colouring book and for the Kindle or as a pdf from

 is a great place to find out about bees in the UK.

Backyard Beekeeping – A Blog by The Honey Diaries

I have been self promoting my bee story for children, “Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow” and through social media you can meet some really nice people. The people running The Honey Diaries have been very helpful to me and will spread the word about my book. In return I will mention them where I can so if you want to know more about the world of beekeeping then you should get in touch and follow their story. I have to admit I wrote the story but I’m damned scared of things that buzz.

Save the Bees Australia

I have been contacting anyone that I can find through social media who has a connection with bees so that I can promote my book, Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow. Along the way I ran into Simon who runs www.beethecure.com

Simon believes if bees thrive humanity can thrive. With a focus on educating children about the importance of pollination and the rolls indigenous bees play, founder Simon Mulvany has personally saved over 400 colonies of honeybees that were due to be exterminated.

Simon also regular attends at schools to present his work to Australian school children. The enterprise is often featured in mainstream media with special emphasis on the campaigns calling for pesticides to be banned and to stop honey laundering and adulteration that is hurting Australian Beekeepers.

As a voice for small business we have created a honeymap that has been viewed over 430000 times connecting consumers to buy honey direct off the beekeeper.

https://goo.gl/5Av8vo

The change.org petition has over 50000 signatures is currently calling for imported honey to be banned or at least labelled with country of origin.

https://goo.gl/VaAm3I

 

Bee the cure ABN 58973137768

Beethecure

Bendigo Bank

BSB 633000

Acc 153832084

Also a donate button on the http://www.beethecure.com

https://www.gofundme.com/48jlk4w

Kindest regards

Simon

Simon will be promoting my book and I will be supporting his work. You can donate to beethecure directly as above and if you buy my book from Amazon or any of our products from www.junagarhmedia.co.uk  and let me know then I can make a donation from that sale to his cause.

Thanks

Paul

 

 

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