If you hadn’t noticed already we’re huge on bees in our family. We now have two hives buzzing in our back yard and love anything that introduces them to younger kids and possible bee keepers. Maya the Bee has been a family favorite for generations and we absolutely adore the fact that she has a second movie.
Maya the Bee 2: The Honey Games is now available everywhere on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD. It follows our favorite bees after a low harvest season and they join the Honey Games to try to save their colony. The team aren’t athletic but are determined to win for their hive. The movie does tackle some major issues that are effecting hives, but in a child friendly format. And with friendly characters, your kids will enjoy watching the movie. It’s a great way to introduce kids to bees, see how they are really friendly and not scary like most people think and that bees can be a lot of fun!
Want to learn more about bees? Check out the great activity sheets below! These sheets are a great introduction to bees for kids and a great way to keep them busy on a summer day!
- Maya the Bee Bee Facts
- Maya the Bee Study Guide
- Maya the Bee Story Boards
- Maya the Bee Coloring Sheet
We’re giving away a copy of Maya the Bee 2: The Honey Games to one lucky reader! Read below on how you can enter to win!
Maya the Bee 2: The Honey Games Trailer:
About Maya the Bee 2: The Honey Games:
Maya The Bee 2: The Honey Games is based on the well-known children’s novel and popular animated series in Europe, Australia and Asia and offers an immersive cinematic adventure into a spectacular macroscopic world. A must-have for fans of all ages, the film is an instant classic that delivers wholesome family entertainment— emphasizing the importance of friendship, responsibility and courage.After a slow harvest season, the very survival of the hive is threatened. Maya, and her sidekick, Willy, go to Buzztropolis, where the Empress invites them to participate in the Honey Games. But if they lose, the hive will have to give the Empress all of their summer honey! Needless to say, Maya and Willy’s teammates are neither enthusiastic nor athletic, but Maya remains positive and exclaims that “every bug has a talent!”Can Maya and Team Poppy win and secure her hive’s future? Only if Maya is able to gain new friends and learn about teamwork, accountability, and overcoming preconceived notions!Directed by Noel Cleary (Tashi), Sergio Delfino (Chicken Run) and Alexs Stadermann (Maya The Bee Movie, Bambi II), and produced by Studio 100 Media in association with Flying Bark Productions, Maya The Bee 2: The Honey Games features the acclaimed voice talent of Coco Jack Gillies, Richard Roxburgh (Mission: Impossible II), Linda Ngo (Top of the Lake)and Justine Clarke (Home and Away).One of the best-known and beloved children’s brands of all-time, the stories of Maya The Bee have been passed down among generations of families for years. Originally a German children’s novel by Waldemar Bonsels, The Adventures of Maya the Bee was published over a hundred years ago in 1912. Since the original publishing, the book has been translated into many other languages and enjoyed by children all over the world. In addition to the book, Maya The Bee is also a comic book series, appeared in various iterations as animated series and now as major animated feature films.