World Honey Bee Day was on the way, and Zeep had been learning about all the ways that bees help flowers and food grow. But, she'd also learned that honey bees were in danger, and lots of them were dying. She was so excited that people all over the world cared as much about the bees as she did. So, she decided to do what she could to raise awareness. She went to Ozzy and Zimber because they were great friends of hers. She told them about how bees were in trouble and how that was bad for the plants and for the planet. She explained that she wanted to do something, but she needed help figuring out what to do. Ozzy and Zimber, both musical Zee Zees, decided that the best thing to do was to get a band together and put on a show to tell people about the bees and raise money for groups of people who are working to find ways to save them.
And so, the preparations began. First things first, they decided to name their band the Bee Zees, a name Beezy loved. Fitz, always ready to sing, was super excited to become the lead singer. Gizmo worked to write lyrics, talking with Zeep about her research. Zeep told Gizmo about how pesticides work to keep plants safe from bugs, so they can grow and be harvested to feed people. But, pesticides don't just hurt bugs, they hurt bees too. Since bees are necessary for plants to make the fruit and seeds and grains we eat, it's important to protect both plants and bees. Gizmo listened to everything Zeep taught him and he used up a whole notebook getting the lyrics just right, but eventually he had a great song ready for the show.
It took them a few days to get everything perfect, and after all their hard work they were thrilled to finally put on their show. Zooga, the Zee Zee's Official Liaison Between Interplanetary People, agreed to help the Bee Zees put together their event to spread the word on pollination. The Zee Zees gathered all their human friends and hung posters to tell people about the show. Then, on the night of the show, after it got dark, the stage Zayla had built them lit up, and the show began.
With Ozzy on guitar, Zimber on background zongos, and Fitz singing Gizmo's lyrics, the flower-raiser performance was a huge hit. Fitz sang her heart out, singing the Bee Zee's new hit single 'Saving a Hive.'
'Well, you can tell by the way I jive
I'm a busy bee, and I love my hive.
Climate change and pesticides,
my work cannot be jeopardized.
I need your help, and you need mine
My population's in decline
Need to boost our birth rate
So we can just go pollinate
Make sure you're a worker and you're never just a lurker
You're savin' a hive, savin' a hive
Plant a bunch of flowers and wait for some rain showers
And you're savin' a hive, savin' a hive
Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, savin' a hive, savin' a hive
Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, savin' a hive'
The crowd loved the Bee Zee's 'Saving A Hive,' and everyone went home humming the tune and ready to protect the bees.
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