To Bee or Not to Bee Jr.

Songs from "To Bee or Not to Bee"
Heart.ToBee.Isaac Harrell photo

Based on Piti’s play with music “To Bee or Not to Bee”, this 30 minute storytelling event with an actor and a musician uses puppetry, clowning, dance and audience participation to tell the story of Farmer James and his bees.

Piti created this version because even young children are not too young to learn about what to do when a bee lands on you or how we can help pollinators thrive in our communities. Children will receive bee-friendly flower seeds to take home and plant at the end of the show.

"To Bee Jr." works well in small spaces as well as outdoors.

Past presenters include Greenbelt in Essex, MA; Jones Library, Amherst; Tuesday Market, Northampton; Academy of Early Learning, Greenfield; 2nd Congregational Church Bee Fest, Wareham Free Library, Greenfield Farmers Market and Wake up the Earth Festival, Jamaica Plain.

"Thank you so much for presenting your show at the Wareham Free Library this fall. It was a wonderful program on so many levels. First the music and the interactive parts for children kept even the youngest engaged and they definitely learned the message about not being afraid of bees and how they can help . . . Among all of that there was even more content for the grown-ups in the audience presented in a fun and entertaining way!"

- Marcia Hickey, Children's Librarian, Wareham Free Library

"I just wanted to say thank you again for helping to make yesterday's event such a success. The work you're doing is very important and I'm so glad that we crossed paths. Keep up the good work, and let me know if you have other chances for us to collaborate!"

- Alice Tonry, AmeriCorps Community Engagement Coordinator, Greenbelt | Essex County's Land Trust