THE BEE'S AVENUE : Beeware Of Stings
SYNOPSIS-THE BEE’S AVENUE
The queen bee was mesmerized seeing the real beauty of nature in the field. Attractive flowers, enriching tiny creatures, endless greenery and tall trees made up her mind to build her hive there. Spotting a tall tree, the bees started constructing their hive. The job was continuing, when a bee said that it heard that the man living here is discourteous towards creatures. The bees went and spoke to the queen, but it took it as unimportant. The hive was constructed and the first six eggs which hatched became best friends. They were “Lilly, Eva, Dobby, Mini, Speezy and Scotch. The Queen ordered the soldiers to make Lilly the Queen. Lilly was given royal food. The six bees were very curious and eager to look over the field, which was restricted in the hive due to their young age. But breaking the rules, they stepped out of the hive skipping their lunch. They were astonished by looking over the field. Their eyes were grabbed towards the nature of the field. They weren’t aware of the bird which came behind them, when they were admiring the beauty of nature. The chirruping of the bird awakens the bees from their day dream. They started to rush from that place towards a bush crowded with leaves. When they came to know that the bird fluttered away, they alarmingly went out of the bush. There they saw a beautiful cottage. They decided to get into their cottage in their next visit. They went into their hive, when their lunch time was over. They were very hungry, so they planned to steal honey. They made a plan and somehow managed to get the honey room’s guard get out of the hive. Mini went in through a small hole, and helped others to get in too. When they all filled their cup with honey, they were spotted by a new bee of that hive. It ordered them to be his friends and share him the honey sympathetically. When the six bees agreed, the new bee introduced it to them, that its name was Sparky. Their next visit out was along with Sparky, when everyone were asleep. There was hardly a spark of light, that the seven bees lost their way to their hive and weren’t clear in their thoughts. Meanwhile, Dobby was mocked for being fat and he became very glum. Then his friends apologised to him and Dobby turned fine. Roaming here and there without knowing the proper way, Mini who was very fragile turned pale. He screamed out of pain. They were hunting for light, when they suddenly saw a spark of light arising. To their surprise, the light was from the cottage, they were searching all the while. They went near the cottage. They observed that a little boy had come to visit his grandparents in the summer holidays. The next few words he said made the bees flabbergasted. He said that he need samples of tiny creatures like butterflies, honeybees and bugs for his project. The bees rushed from there to their hive. They were very much exhausted and desperate that their hive would be hit. They joined hands and made a plan. They said their companion bees that they heard a boy speak that he want our hive hit, and everyone else heard it too, from the hive. When they said this to everyone, they believed it was true and when the queen asked them, they all said what the seven bees told them. But there was a point that everyone forgot, when the queen asked the soldiers, they were blinking their eyes. The queen scolded the seven for lying. The seven became very sad that their plan failed. To get further information, they stepped out again. But this time it was fortunate for them. They heard the boy and his grandma say that, they need not hit their hive, instead collect dead bees lying on the ground. But again there was a barrier for their happiness. They were new to the hive, and hardly one bee was dead. So the bees gathered together, and made another plan. They thought that when the sunrise’s, they can step out of the hive and lay down on the ground and pretend to be dead, so that the boy will collect them thinking they are dead. Then they can escape away, so both the seven as well as the other bees in the hive will be safe. The next day as planned, they stepped out at sunrise, and did how they have discussed. But to their shock, the old man has already burnt the hive, and the seven bees were left alone. The bees crying went to a mountain where there wasn’t a single trace of humans. They weren’t able to bring them out of the shock. They were weeping and moaning. Suddenly, they were interrupted by a familiar voice. When they turned back to see who it is, it was many bees from their hive. The bees were opening their mouth wide, they were unstable. The other bees explained them, how they escaped from the fire. “In morning a bee went in rounds and found that the next queen was nowhere around, it went and said the queen. The queen ordered to go out and search. When the bee went out, it saw a man approaching to the hive with fire. It rushed to the hive and asked everyone to move out, but the queen, who did not believe the bee, restricted us and made all stay in the hive. We all disobeyed her and stepped out, but some bees who obeyed her is now dead along with the queen. We are still worried. But why did you come out? So said, said one bee among them. The seven bees told whatever happened. The other bees said “if you have said before, we must have saved the entire hive, but fine let’s start a new hive and our Lilly will be the queen.” The bees’ together built a new hive. Lilly was made the queen. The administration there was very sweet, and with prosperities, it will continue.
Bees Avenue- Beware of Stings by Soumya Balamurugan
This story lets us step inside the life of a bee hive. Here we get to explore the personalities of bees. There is the stubborn majestic queen bee and the very clear and distinct children bees.
Eva was restless, Lilly is responsible, Mimi the scared one, Dobby short fat but kind, Speezy is happy.bold and loud, Scotch was smart and cool. Can’t you just picture the nest of bee children squabbling over who has to go to work today and who doesn’t want to.
This is a children’s story. It uses vivid imagination mixed with reality of the man and bee relationship to spin a feasible story and help us build emotional rapport for the plight of defense less bees.
This story will delight and inspire you to be more kind to animals.It is written partly as prose and party as poetry with a definite rhythmic cadence. Some of the language is cute and captivating as it seems to be borrowed from Yoda speak, “To inform you are gathered we”. and some language is a little confusing, “no one is there 4 me to spend.” The interpretation is there for you to decipher.
IT is a cute, very relevant story of bees during a time of great slaughter of bees by big multinational corporations. Thanks Soumya for giving the bees a voice in their current challenges - “bees tossed out of hive in cold dark night.“
Hopefully, your child will be inspired by the Bees Avenue- Beware of Stings to create their own stories, shed light on current ecological problems or just expand their imagination.