On the letters/editorial page in the back of this charming and educational independent comic, writer/artist Jay Hosler says that “it is [his] hope to give you all a peak (sic) at the magic that exists right your own backyard.” So, what’s it all about? Well, bees. That’s right. Bees. Drawing on his vast expertise about honey bees, Hosler constructs a wonderful story about the place of these glorious insects in the world and their social order, focusing on one particular group—the Clan Apis. One episode finds young Nyuki afraid of the transformation from larva to honey bee. A mentor of sorts, Dvorah comforts Nyuki, reminding her that she will become a part of a much larger organization, and that the transformation is necessary for her to understand his place in the complex order of things. Great stuff from a deserving Xeric grant recipient!