The third Saturday in August is National Honeybee Day, a day to celebrate this small but vital insect. Philadelphians should be especially proud; the modern beehive, known as the Langstroth hive, was invented in the City of Brotherly Love. To celebrate, here is a list of titles, websites, and some trivia from our library staff. Honeybees, we salute you!




  • Accuweather.com

    The world's weather authority. More than 100 forecast meteorologists and proprietary forecast models give you the most accurate and complete weather on the web! For grades 5 and up.
  • Bee Informed

    The Bee Informed Partnership is a collaboration of efforts across the country from some of the leading research labs and universities in agriculture and science to better understand honeybee declines in the United States.
  • Bucks County Beekeepers Association

    The Bucks County Beekeepers Association (BCBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting beekeeping in the local community through education and resource sharing.
  • Burg Bees

    Across the state, the Pittsburgh Beekeeping Association aims to introduce beekeeping to Pittsburghers in order to promote bees and beekeeping and in so doing, stewardship of the environment.
  • Buy Fresh Buy Local PA

    Online guide to restaurants, farmers' markets, caterers, and more where you can buy local foods.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Includes all types of disasters and emergencies. Has information about each, and tells you how to prepare. Even has a section for pets! For grades 4 and up.
  • Chester County Beekeepers Association

    The Chester County Beekeepers Association is located in Chester County, Pennsylvania and has a membership open to the public.
  • Earth 911

    Find environmental news, tips on going green, and locate local resources and recycling centers.
  • Edheads.org

    Weather fun and games for kids! For grades 2 and up.
  • EEK! Global warming

    Environmental Education for Kids (EEK!) site. All about global warming. For grades 3 and up.
  • EPA for kids

    From the Environmental Protection Agency, for kids. Climate change, the greenhouse effect, games and more. For grades 3 and up.
  • Greater Philadelphia Sustainable Business Network

    A nonprofit network of business people working towards sustainability in the community, includes a directory of local "green" businesses.
  • Green America

    Encourages individuals and businesses to use their purchasing power to create a sustainable society. Information on a variety of topics.
  • Kids Against Global Warming

    Do something about global warming. The best things to do to prevent global warming. For grades 2 and up.
  • Montgomery Country Beekeepers' Association

    Serving Montgomery, Bucks and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, the MCBA is an association of hobbyist and professional beekeepers.
  • National Severe Storms Laboratory

    Coloring books that you can print about weather! For Kindergarten and up. Children may need help with printing.
  • National Weather Service

    From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service. Includes advisories, all kinds of forecasts, and text message signup. For grades 5 and up.
  • Natural Disasters

    In every place humans live, the possibility of a natural disaster exists. From National Geographic. Grades 4 and up.
  • PBS.org-Savage Earth

    Just like the Savage Earth series. Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes, and more. For grades 4 and up.
  • Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

    Nonprofit organization that works with farmers and consumers to promote healthy foods and the ecological well-being of Pennsylvania’s environment -- includes excellent links to other green organizations.
  • Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers Association

    The homepage of the Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers Association
  • Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association

    Homepage of Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association
  • Philadelphia Beekeepers Association

    Givin' a durn about bees since 2009
  • Philadelphia Honey Festival

    The Philadelphia Honey Festival raises awareness about the importance of honey bees to our environment, our food supply and our economy, and to promote urban beekeeping and gardening. The 7th Annual Philadelphia Honey Festival will take place September 9 – 11.
  • Philly Clean Cities

    Promotes and supports the use of alternative fuels -- information on bio-diesel, ethanol, and more.
  • The Energy Co-op

    A Philadelphia based energy cooperative that uses combined buying power to connect home and business owners with green and sustainable energy sources.
  • The Weather Channel

    From the Weather Channel. Includes your local forecast, stormwatches, ski conditions, flu outbreaks, and more. For 4th grade and up.
  • Weather Wiz Kids

    One stop for all kinds of weather links, just for kids! For grades 3 and up.

Honeybees - Adult & Teens by explore

Interested in honeybees? Considering becoming a beekeeper? Check out these items for more information about Honeybees, their history, and their role in both modern agricultural practices and urban settings.

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Honeybees - Children's Books by explore

These books help children (7-12) learn more about honeybees and their importance to the food chain!

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Honeybees - Pre-K (14 items)

Buzz! Buzz! Buzz! Who's that happy lady on a flower? It's a honeybee! These books provide young children with stories, information, and facts about bees!

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