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ABCs of Beekeeping helps kids explore an “un-BEE-lievable” world

Beekeeper and conservationist Justin Weiss brings the ABCs of honeybees to life for the next generation of environmentalists in his delightful new children’s book, B is for Beekeeping: An Alphabet Book.

With concise, easy-to-understand language, such as “C is for comb,” and “H is for honey,” Weiss introduces young audiences to the ABCs of beekeeping and the critical role that honeybees play in the ecosystem.

“Did you know one-third of the food we eat gets pollinated by honeybees?” asked Weiss, who started beekeeping a few years ago on a whim. “While at first I was afraid of handling honeybees, it turns out having thousands of them buzzing around is quite therapeutic. This hobby has lifted my spirits when I’ve most needed it, and I’ve enjoyed sharing it with my friends and family.”

In B is for Beekeeping, Weiss uses each letter of the alphabet to teach a beekeeping term and idea, and each fascinating new fact is brought to life by a bright, playful illustration.

Perfect for parents, grandparents and teachers, B is for Beekeeping intends to encourage children to explore the “un-bee-lievable” world around them and to respect some of the smallest, but mightiest, creatures.

About the Author

Justin Weiss is a husband, father and hobby beekeeper. He loves to explore the world with his family and try new foods. 

Born and raised in California, he currently lives outside of Dallas, Texas, on a small suburban homestead. He and his wife have a garden, keep bees, raise quail and chickens, and have an orange cat named Leo. He is fluent in Spanish, having also lived in Chile, Easter Island and Spain.

Weiss serves his community as the assistant city manager and also as a board member for the local school district’s education foundation.

It has always been a dream of his to publish a book — a special gift for his children that he hopes they will want to pass down one day, too.

A portion of all sales of this book will be donated to organizations such as Pollinator Partnership, the Bee Conservancy and Project Apis m. For more information, visit, or follow the author on Facebook at

B is for Beekeeping: An Alphabet Book

ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8840165539

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Bees are getting ready to call it quits for the year in many regions, but they will reappear in all of their glory come springtime. Check out our past post called No Mow May as a way to help our bees in the coming year.