When Olivia and Hamish see a smoky haze coming from their local park, they’re ready to spring into action! But it’s not a fire – it’s a nest of Australian stingless bees that needs their help.
Join Olivia and Hamish as they learn about the bees in our backyards. From Blue-banded and Teddy Bear to Carpenter and Leaf-cutter bees, our two budding Bee Detectives discover how our native bees live, what they like to eat and the important work they do to pollinate plants.
Explore the wonders of Australia’s native bees – and be inspired to become a Bee Detective too. It’s a real buzz!
Published April 2021
Published by CSIRO
Hardcover, 32 pages, full colour illustrations throughout.
About the Author
Vanessa Ryan-Rendell is an experienced primary school teacher, gifted education consultant and librarian. She has a keen interest in engaging students in literature while learning more about the natural world, and loves helping children build skills in investigating, problem-solving and creative thinking.