This seems like it must be from a fairy tale, but it really happens. A rare type of bee actually makes its nests out of flower petals. Here's the amazing article.
The bee's flower petal nest made me think at once of our book, The Boy in the Oak by Jessica Albarn. The queen of the Faeries in the book is half bee. At last we have a few finished copies of the book. It isn't out until the fall, but you can pre-order it here.
The cover is lovely, and I am going to have photos of the book taken today. (It gets its own mini-photo shoot).
The amazing line drawings are below, but they are inter-mixed with photos printed on vellum so it's hard to get a sense of the full book without some pretty pics!