Queen of the Warrior Bees

You are our Queen, they told her, dancing respect with their wings, signalling to the other bees that she had come. Their antennae tickled Mielitta as the scouts scented her. Bees had no sense of personal space.

Author: Jean Gill

Publisher: The 13th Sign

ISBN: 9781386440642

Category: Fiction

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Epic eco-fantasy. Bk 1 in an award-winning trilogy. Royal Dragonfly Award Winner. 2020 Kindle Book Award Fantasy Finalist. One misfit girl and 50,000 bees against the might of the Citadel. Mielitta, a despised servant of dubious parentage, yearns to be an adult and fit into Citadel society but the all-powerful mages won’t even consider her for the Maturity Test. As they fight amongst themselves, Mielitta overhears their secrets and plans to escape.Bastien and Jannlou, the boys who terrorised her as a child, have grown into their status as Mages and she cannot escape them forever. In desperation, she flees to the forbidden Forest and its dangerous attractions. Her scent angers thousands of bees and, although she survives their attack, she has changed. As a bee-shifter, Mielitta sees the world differently. This bond works both ways and the bees need Mielitta’s help as the rift widens between Forest and Citadel. Can Mielitta find the fulfilment she craves or will the Mages crush every cell of her second nature? Block Nature out and she'll force a way in. 'Gill's work stands apart through its strikingly inventive concept, distinctive sense of place, and masterful use of imagery.' The Booklife Prize 'A brilliantly imagined fantasy with a strong environmental message.' Ashley Dyer

Queen of the Warrior Bees

Award-winning eco-fantasy. One misfit girl and 50,000 bees: together they must change the world.

Author: Jean Gill

Publisher: 13th Sign

ISBN: 9791096459247

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Award-winning eco-fantasy. One misfit girl and 50,000 bees: together they must change the world.

The World Beyond the Walls

What if the girl running through the Forest was the Citadel's enemy, the Queen of the Warrior Bees? Conquered but alive, she was held as a threat over naughty children by Citadel parents. Bees instead of hair, black eyes filling her ...

Author: Jean Gill

Publisher: The 13th Sign

ISBN: 9781393817246

Category: Fiction

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Block Nature out and she’ll force a way in. The climax to an award-winning series. Royal Dragonfly Award Winner. 2020 Kindle Book Award Fantasy Finalist. Mage Kermon struggles to stay loyal to Mielitta, the Queen of the Warrior Bees, in the ongoing war between the oppressive Citadel and the vibrant Forest. His secret dual role in the Citadel is threatened when his students trespass into the mysterious world beyond the walls and, in the back-stabbing climate of Citadel politics, he’s the sacrifice everyone is prepared to make. Little do those around him know that the future of both Forest and Citadel depends on his survival. Mielitta has always relied on Kermon in her fight to restore harmony with Nature and now he needs her help. But to save him and the lives of his two young rebels, the bee-shifter must face the evil that lurks in the Citadel walls. Her natural forces tested beyond human endurance, she discovers that evil can wear a friend’s face and that to keep one promise, Kermon must break another. This gripping conclusion to the acclaimed Natural Forces trilogy takes the reader on a wild flight into the unexpected as Mielitta learns why she was born. Can she fulfil her destiny? ‘Jean Gill's Natural Forces series offer a rich, strange, and alluring adventure that buzzes with intrigue and nature.’ The Booklife Prize ‘Fabulous world-building and spellbinding intrigue,’ Karen Inglis

Arrows Tipped with Honey

What if the girl running through the Forest was the Citadel's enemy, the Queen of the Warrior Bees? Conquered but alive, she was held as a threat over naughty children by Citadel parents. Bees instead of hair, black eyes filling her ...

Author: Jean Gill

Publisher: The 13th Sign

ISBN: 9781393617235

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 314

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Four misfit friends and 50,000 bees against the might of the Citadel. 2020 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Winner. Exiled in the Forest, Mielitta, Queen of the Warrior Bees, could be happy but for her responsibilities to the very people who think her a freak and a traitor. Her hopes for change in the Perfect society of the Citadel rest on one man. Trapped in a society he loathes and fears, Mage Smith Kermon's mission becomes a test of survival. Can he remain loyal to Mielitta in the double life he leads as her spy in the Citadel? He is quickly embroiled in deceit and subterfuge, forcing him into actions that make him doubt himself and everything he values. Nobody can be trusted. Least of all the Mages bound to Mielitta's treaty by blood oath. When the dead don't stay dead, a broken oath could be Mielitta's doom. Block Nature out and she'll force a way in. Book 2 but stands alone, in an award-winning series. 2020 Kindle Book Awards Finalist, 2019 Wishing Shelf Awards Finalist 'Jean Gill's Natural Forces series offer a rich, strange, and alluring adventure that buzzes with intrigue and nature.' The Booklife Prize 2020 'An epic fight for nature,' Deb McEwan, the Afterlife series

Natural Forces Trilogy

In that honey-mad moment, swaying in a basket, dizzy from bee-stings and vertigo, Qwian spoke to the bees, thanked them. ... What if the girl running through the Forest was the Citadel's enemy, the Queen of the Warrior Bees?

Author: Jean Gill

Publisher: Jean Gill

ISBN: 9798201918606

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 692

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All three books in Jean Gill's award-winning Natural Forces Trilogy. Included in this collection are Queen of the Warrior Bees, Arrows Tipped with Honey, and The World Beyond the Walls. IPPY Award winner, Royal Dragonfly Award winner, finalist in the Kindle Book Awards and the Wishing Shelf Awards Bee-shifter, bear-shifter, Forest spy and woman-lover; what's second nature to four unlikely friends is a death sentence in the Citadel. Take a wild flight with Mielitta into the forbidden Forest in this highly original epic eco-fantasy series. As she grows from despised servant to Queen of the Warrior Bees, Mielitta discovers that evil can wear a friend's face and an unlikely alliance is her best chance of healing the rift between sterile Citadel and vibrant Forest. The mysterious world beyond the walls offers the answer to her identity but she knows her friends could pay a terrible price for crossing the boundary. Her natural forces tested beyond human endurance, Mielitta's bond with her bees is all that offers hope for the future. Is it enough? Can she live up to her destiny? And should she? Block Nature out and she'll force a way in. 'Jean Gill's Natural Forces series offer a rich, strange, and alluring adventure that buzzes with intrigue and nature.' The Booklife Prize 'Fabulous world-building and spellbinding intrigue, ' Karen Inglis Perfect for readers of Amy Harmon, Frank Herbert, Sarah J Maas, Neil Gamon, Robin Hobb, Guy Gavriel Kay, Garth Nix, Sheri Tepper, J R R Tolkien, J K Rowling, Terry Brooks, Caitlin R Kiernan, Cassandra Clare, Leigh Bardugo, Laini Taylor, Holly Black, Robert Jordan, Victoria Aveyard, Sabaa Tahir, Claire Legrand, Krista Walsh, Orson Scott Card, Donna Augustine, Trudi Canavan, Yoon Ha Lee, Jonathan Strahan, Erin Morgenstern, Stephanie Garber, Ken Liu, Catherine M Valente. Epic fantasy, nature, bees, dystopian fiction, medieval, historical fiction, strong female characters, women's issues, Young Adult, social issues, award-winning, fantasy, magic, knights and ladies, shapeshifters, paranormal, LGBTQ characters

The Troubadours Quartet Boxset

Her scent angers thousands of bees and, although she survives their attack, she has changed. A strange bee symbol glows on her thigh and her senses are altered. ... CHAPTER 1 QUEEN OF THE WARRIOR BEES W hywasthe forbidden?

Author: Jean Gill

Publisher: The 13th Sign

ISBN: 9781386554110

Category: Fiction

Page: 971

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Like 'Game of Thrones' with real history. The complete set of four award-winning books: Historical Fiction series The Troubadours Quartet Set in the period following the Second Crusade, Jean Gill's spellbinding romantic thrillers evoke medieval France with breathtaking accuracy. She captures the soul of the age and the characters who lived in it. The characters leap off the page and include amazing women like Eleanor of Aquitaine and Ermengarda of Narbonne, who shaped history in battles and in bedchambers. Four Discovered Diamonds Awards; Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice Three out of three: Readers Favourite 5* Awards; Winner of the Global Ebooks Award for Best Historical Fiction Book 1 Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence On the run from abuse, Estela wakes in a ditch with only her lute, her amazing voice, and a dagger hidden in her underskirt. Her talent finds a patron in Eleanor of Aquitaine and more than a music tutor in the Queen's finest troubadour and Commander of the Guard, Dragonetz los Pros. Meanwhile, their enemies gather, ready to light the political and religious powder-keg of medieval Narbonne. Book 2 Bladesong: 1151 in The Holy Land Estela, the troubadour, is following the destiny of her beautiful voice. Dragonetz, her passionate knight, has a dangerous mission to fulfil. Divided by the times they love in, they fight to be together. Imprisoned in Damascus, Dragonetz suffers the mind games inflicted by his anonymous enemies, as he is forced to remember the traumatic events of the crusade, two years earlier. Instead of remaining safely at home, Estela is desperate to rescue Dragonetz at all costs. She sets out for the Holy Land, never realising that the person she thinks will be her knight's saviour might actually be his doom. Can Estela get him out alive, despite Nur-ad-Din, the Muslim Atabeg; Mélisende, the Queen of Jerusalem; and an avenger from the past? Will she still want to, when she knows what they've done to him? Book 3 Plaint for Provence: 1152 in Les-Baux-de-Provence The Troubadours, Estela and her lover, Dragonetz, are embroiled in two rival claims for power as their feuding liege lords gather in Provence. If the peace fails, Dragonetz' sword will decide the winner and friends will die. Dragonetz weaves a precarious path through the rival factions at court where an uneasy truce prevails behind the chivalry of hunt and tournament. Meanwhile, Estela faces her own demons. Confronted with her childhood abusers, threatened and attacked, she confides in her friends. Tragically, one of those friends is Dragonetz' worst enemy and Estela has no idea of what he is capable. In this third volume of the Troubadours Quartet, Jean Gill, the 'master of historical intrigue', continues to weave the gripping adventures of Dragonetz and Estela seamlessly into real historical events. Medieval France comes alive in all its facets, from healing with leeches to training a goshawk. Book 4 Song Hereafter: 1153 in Hispania and the Isles of Albion Dragonetz has failed Eleanor of Aquitaine once. Now that she plans to be Queen of England he could make amends. Although prepared to risk his own life on an impossible quest, a knight should protect his lady, or so say the troubadour songs. His lady, however, plays to a different tune and she wants partnership, not protection. Estela and Dragonetz fight their enemies, both on the battlefield and in the courts of Christendom, from the sophistication of Zaragossa to the wilds of Wales. Can they win through to song hereafter, together? Or have they broken one rule too many?

Langstroth s Hive and the Honey Bee

W. , his Indian warrior's description of the bee , 236 . Loss of queen , 213-227 ; frequent , though the queen is usually the last to perish in any casualty , 213 ; when , by old age , bees prepare for her successor , 213 ; occurs ...

Author: L. L. Langstroth

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486433846

Category: Nature

Page: 466

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This influential guide by "the father of modern beekeeping," originally published in 1853, constitutes the first descriptive treatise of modern bee management. Its innovations allowed people to engage in actual beekeeping, rather than simply handling bee domiciles and extracting the honey. The techniques it explains and illustrates are still employed 150 years later--including the author's patented invention, a movable frame hive. In a reader-friendly, enthusiastic style, Langstroth addresses every aspect of beekeeping: bee physiology; diseases and enemies of bees; the life-cycles of the queen, drone, and worker; bee-hives; the handling of bees; and many other topics. Unabridged republication of the classic 1878 (fourth) edition.--Publisher description.

A Practical Treatise on the Hive and Honey bee

occurs Lomł ard , his interesting anecdote of 182 ; exposed to perish without a swarming , 308 . prompt supply of queen , and by overLongfellow , H. W. , his Indian warrior's swarming , if left to supply itself , 182 ; description of ...

Author: Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89098872872

Category: Bee culture

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Teacher s Classroom Guide to How Mother Nature Flowered the Fields

If this is true, Queen Bluefire is the longest living bee, ever. Most of today's Queens scoff at this, but the old legend persists among the worker and warrior bees. When old Mirelda's birthday approached, she called for a Grand Council ...

Author: Tom Schwartz

Publisher: RP Books & Audio

ISBN: 9781575458656

Category: Literary Criticism

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The newest guide in our popular Teacher's Classroom Guide series. Complete with everything teacher's need to enhance the reading experience and make reading fun. Includes in-classroom and home-school connection handouts. Buzz on in for the adventure of a life time by reading the How Mother Nature stories! Mother Nature has a terrible dilemma. Supreme Queen Bee, Queen Bluefire, no longer wants the responsibility of getting all the flowers to grow. Her bees want to play and have fun. They no longer want to work to pollinate the flowers. Oh dear, what's Mother Nature to do? Reviews from educators... "In the tradition of established folk and fairy tales, Mr. Schwartz has created a variety of engaging characters in this imaginative environmental trilogy. The message of preservation of humans and their environment is an important one for our youth." Dr. Richard Di Patri, Superintendent, Brevard Public Schools, Florida "The environment and conservation are becoming increasingly important to keeping our planet livable. Tom Schwartz has written a book to help children understand the importance of each creature in the scheme of things. The three stories in this book are tied together by the interaction of the wonderful, believable characters... The stories are well plotted with plenty of action and peril to keep even reluctant readers interested. The story shows how teamwork really pays off, and how the action of one can affect the whole planet. The vulnerability of the earth and it's creatures is stressed, and the whole ties in nicely with school curriculum. Tom Schwartz is a gifted writer, and this is a much needed contribution to children's literature and a great addition to your child's library." Beverly J. Rowe, MyShelf.com "Tom's stories about Mother Nature and her helpers left a big impact on the children, which will help make our Earth a cleaner place." Diane Goodson, Curriculum Resource Teacher, Eccleston Elementary School, Orlando, Florida "Tom visited out school and the children were enthralled with his stories about Mother Nature. Great message about saving the environment." Maureen Tassone, Media Specialist, Christa McAuliffe Elementary School, Palm Bay, Florida "Tom's Mother Nature stories reinforce what we teach about the environment. Our students loved the characters and their parts in helping Mother Nature." Sharen Talbert, Principal, Mims Elementary School, Mims, Florida

How Mother Nature Flowered the Fields of Earth

If this is true, Queen Bluefire is the longest living bee, ever. Most of today's Queens scoff at this, but the old legend persists among the worker and warrior bees. When old Mirelda's birthday approached, she called for a Grand Council ...

Author: Tom Schwartz

Publisher: RP Books & Audio

ISBN: 9781575458229

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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This is a story about how Mother Nature flowers the fields of the Earth with flowers of all kinds. She does this with the help of bees, beavers and earthworms.