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Fourth and seventh stanzas from “The Arrival of the Bee Box” from Ariel by Sylvia Plath. Copyright © 1963 by Ted Hughes. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers Inc. and Faber and Faber Ltd.
Excerpt from “The Beatinest Boy” by Jesse Stuart, copyright © 1980. Used by permission of Jesse Stuart Foundation.
Excerpt from A Book of Bees by Sue Hubbell. Copyright © 1988 by Sue Hubbell. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Excerpt from Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg, copyright © 1987 by Fannie Flagg. Used by permission of Random House, Inc.
Excerpt from “Honeybee” written by Melvin Steals, Mervin Steals, and Matt Ledbetter. Performed by Gloria Gaynor. Copyright © 1973 (renewed 2001). Used by permission of EMI Sosaha Music, Inc. and Jonathan Three Music.
Excerpt from “Honey Bee” written by Muddy Waters, copyright © 1959, 1987 Watertoons (BMI)/Administered by BUG. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Excerpt from “Honey Bee” written by Stevie Ray Vaughan, copyright © 1985 Ray Vaughan Music (ASCAP)/Administered by BUG. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Excerpt from “Honey Bee” by Tom Petty, copyright © 1994 Gone Gator Music (ASCAP). Administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by Permission of Warner Brothers Publications, U.S., Inc., Miami, FL 33014.
“I’m a King Bee.” Words and music by James H. ‘Slim Harpo’ Moore. Copyright © 1957 (renewed) by Embassy Music Corporation (BMI). International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission.