Image and text of "Honeybees" poem from children's poetry book "Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain" by Barbara Vance

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Honeybees are a bright sunny yellow,
And they’re busy all day with the chore
Of filling their hives up with honey
(I’ve heard it’s a food they adore).

Honeybees all have very sharp stingers;
They don’t like invasions of space;
And if you come too near their dwelling,
They’ll sting you all over your face.

~ Barbara Vance

Excerpt from the poetry collection “Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain”

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