Otis wasn’t scared of many things, but at the top of his list? Bees. When Grandpa was younger, he was afraid of bees too. That is, until he learned about them. “Bees are amazing insects,” Grandpa tells Otis. “They’re pollinating powerhouses!” To help Otis overcome his fear, Grandpa takes him to a bee farm, where he learns that while “bee love” can be hard, it is also important. Lovely pastoral paintings are the backdrop to this gently told, delightful relatable story. The book includes extended information about bees, beekeeping, and pollinators.  

Bee Love (Can Be Hard)