Maya the Bee Ooo…It’s so bright… Maya was a very young bee, only a few days old. She was cared for by Mrs. Kassandra, together
with a group of other little bees. Maya, please pay attention. This is important. Use your sting only when you really have to… Oh, that looks so yummy! / Maya! Yes? Ha ha. When you go out, make sure you watch out
for spider webs, and don’t get caught… When can I go outside with my sisters? At long last, Maya was allowed to go
out and gather honey with her sisters. Ooo..this is so exciting!!! Stay close Maya, don’t fly too high, Maya! But the world is so magnificent… I want to see everything!!! Ha ha! Wow!!! Look, what’s that? What’s this?…and this? Slow down Maya, one question at a time! But I want to know everything at once…Wow… Listen Maya, all you need to know is
how to find the right flowers. You don’t need to worry about all those trees. They won’t help you make honey.
/ Oh…but…. Just fly along with me…slowly…and hum so I know you’re there. Oh…okay…hey, wait for me!!! Maya tried to do as she was told, but she was distracted by
the sparkling drops of dew on the flowers, and got left behind. Oh, how pretty! Mmmm…. Ouch! Huh? Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t know there was anyone here. Did I wake you? Oh, it’s okay. I was just taking a little nap. Why don’t you come in and take a look around my home? Thanks. What kind of flower is this? This flower is called a rose. A rose! It’s so very pretty! A little while later, Maya found herself flying over a pond. As she looked down, she was astonished to see
another honeybee just like her in the water. Oh, hello! I am Maya. It’s nice to meet you. Ha ha! Don’t bother, child, it’s just a reflection. It’s like a mirror. Huh? What’s a mirror? It’s a thing people use to see themselves But don’t get fooled by a mirror reflection
and try to fly towards it. You’ll just crash into the mirror and hit your head. Oh…I see Maya kept flying until she reached a forest. Help! Does anybody hear me? It was a dung beetle called Kurt, who was in trouble. What is it? / Help…I can’t get up…can you help me out? I’d be happy to. What should I do? Can you flip me over? Ugh…ugh…Oh…I’m not sure I can… Wait…I’ve got it! Here grab hold of this and pull. Hurray! You did it!!! Ha ha ha! Thank you. That was very good of you. My name is Maya. Thank you, Maya. I’m Kurt. You’re welcome, Kurt. Oh…it’s getting dark… maybe I should sleep here tonight. Look at that moon! It reminds me of
the honey bread Kassandra used to make… I wonder what she’s doing now… but I can’t go back yet. There’s still so much to see! What a lovely morning. What adventures will I have today? Oh! Huh? What’s that? Ugh… Ahhh! Help! Help! My wings are trapped in the web! Please help me! Ha ha! Foolish child, This is my web, and you are my prey. I’m a spider! I will paralyze you with my venom,
and then I will drink your blood. Why? It was only then that Maya remembered Kassandra’s warnings. Oh, if only I had listened to her and been more careful. She told me so much about the dangers of the forest. You will stay here and prepare to become my dinner. I am going to look for more victims,
but I will be back! Ha ha! Ohhh…is this end? Is this how I will die? Maya! Is that you, Maya!? Yes it’s me! Kurt! Oh no! You’ve been captured by the spider! It’s my turn to help you now! Here… Yes! I’m flying again! I’m free! Thank you so much!!! Kurt, You’re the best. Well, I owed you one. You helped me out first. But be careful now, and don’t let yourself get caught again. Okay? Oh, I won’t Maya drank some sweet nectar from a daffodil to get her strength back. Oh.. Hello. Yes! I have it now…Ugh! Who are you? Oh! You scared me. I’m Maya the bee. I am Beetle, the great poet. Do you want to hear my new poem? Uhh…okay… A pretty beetle swayed on a petal, swayed on a petal and sang! Well? What do you think? Ummm…it’s good. I don’t know much about poetry, but… From the moment we met, I could tell you
were a great critic who appreciates genuine art! A what? / If you hadn’t understood me,
you see, I probably would have wept. Oh no, please don’t cry… I weep for the unenlightened masses who cannot see the meaning of my art…. I feel a new inspiration coming…farewell! What a strange cloud…is there something inside of it? Ow! Let me go! Ha ha ha! I have a treat for our Queen! Ha ha ha! Let go! Ahhhh!!!! Help! Serve this little honeybee to our Queen for breakfast tomorrow! Yes, sir. Maya was frightened and couldn’t sleep. In the middle of the night, she heard the guards talking outside. Get some sleep. You’ll need your strength when we storm that beehive tomorrow. You’re right. Ha ha ha! We’ll have ourselves a honeybee feast tomorrow! Are they talking about our beehive? Oh, no! Maya knew she had to think of something. I cannot sit back and let this happen! I must warn the queen! Just a little effort…just a little…a little more effort Maya pushed and wiggled until she made a little gap in the bars. Yes! I’m free! Your Majesty! We are in danger!!! What? Who’s in danger? What is it, child? We are all in terrible danger! What is going on? Your Majesty, the wasps mean to attack our beehive tomorrow! Are you sure? The wasps? When Maya finished telling her story, the Queen assembled her council at once. The following morning, an army of wasps approached the beehive. Attack!!! Attack the honeybees!!! Attack! Attack!!! The wasps’ shells were thick and strong, so they didn’t feel the honeybees’ stings. Puny little bees! Do you think you can win!? We are won! The honeybees refused to surrender. Fall back!! Retreat!! Troops, retreat!! We’ve won! Victory!!! Hurray! Hurray! We must remember that we owe our victory to
the courage of this little honeybee. If Maya had not risked her life to warn us, be
would have been crushed by the wasps for sure. Three cheers for Maya!!! Hurray!!! Maya grew up and became the Queen’s valued advisor She helped the queen rule the honeybees and protect their hive from enemies.