A native bee, the bumblebee. takes a starring role in this nonfiction picture book about the bumblebee’s life cycle and natural history. Learn how a queen bumblebee digs out of the ground and starts her year all alone yet builds a colony by summer’s end. This book has very useful information and beautiful illustrations for anyone interested in the life cycle of a bumblebee. Its informative for the novice beekeeper because its explained in very simple 'non-scientific' terms that anyone can understand. A great starter book before you research the more biological text-book type of information on bumblebees and pollination.