Fairy Rose Bumble – PDF download of the story
She was the daughter of the queen. Her sisters called her Fairy Rose, because she liked to flutter in a rose garden. Rose nectar was the only nectar she would collect.
Fairy Rose buzzed around a new rose garden. She was looking for the best rose. It had to be a fresh new rose. They had the sweetest nectar. Fairy rose would fly for miles to find them.
Today was an important day. She was gathering nectar and pollen to nourish the future kings and queens. A pink rose had just opened, the anther covered with yellow pollen grains. Fairy Rose landed on the soft petals. She liked to buzz the flowers instead of scrabbling them. Her wings vibrated as she—
When her body was covered with pollen, she used her legs to gather it. Fairy Rose stored the pollen in the corbicula located on her back legs. With the pollen all gathered, she leaned down and sipped up the nectar of the rose into her honey sac. The nectar and pollen would feed the growing larva in the nest. To show how happy she was—
Fairy Rose BUZZED!