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Even Babies Love Maya the Bee

Updated on April 12, 2011

I Also Grew Up Watching Maya the Bee

This educational cartoon that was made in 55 episodes was broadcasted on TV when I was a kid. I adored it! It was one of the most popular cartoons in Europe during 1980s.

Today, my babygirl is watching it also. I don't mind since there is so many good things she can learn watching this cartoon. Every episode offers some new tips on what's appropriate behavior, how to act in certain situations, how people act toward animals, to help one another, etc.

It's really excellent educational cartoon. So, if you gonna let you kid watch some cartoons, let this one be among them! There is so much a kid, or even an adult, can learn!

How Maya the Bee Was Created?

Cartoon character made on book character

Believe it or not, original character was created almost a century ago! German writer of children's books Waldemar Bonsels wrote in 1912 a book about little bee Maya and her adventures.

He masterfully crafted a book in which the insect world is a metaphor/allegory of the humans'. Its stories are about compassion, love, loss, loyalty, heroism, life and death, even ethics, and maybe provide the reader with a better understanding of the world's diversity.

Maya's story starts from the moment the little bee is born. Although she was supposed to be a working bee, she is too inquisitive to be satisfied with that, so she leaves the beehive to learn more about the world. Every creature she encounters and every experience, good or bad, seem to bring a bit of wisdom into little Maya's mind and eventually into the reader's.

The Adventures of Maya the Bee

The Adventures of Maya the Bee
The Adventures of Maya the Bee

This is a book that was written almost a century ago in Europe, yet it's as great a read today as it was the first day it was published. It's a book rich in many ways: the stories are fascinating, endearing, meaningful and told in a form that is intellectually evolved enough to be enjoyed by an adult, yet very accessible to a child's level of comprehension.


Intro into Maya the Bee cartoon:

Meet Maya the Bee Cartoon Characters


The main character of the story, an inquisitive, adventurous and somewhat flighty young honeybee. She is very curious little bee that thinks there is more to world than her beegarden so flights around asking all kind of questions. She always acts friendly to others.


A boy honeybee (a new character in the anime not present in the original novel), who is lazier than Maya and also something of a coward but still has a good heart. He is always willing to give a hand and help Maya in her adventures.


A wise, top-hatted grasshopper. He always gives Maya good, solid advices. Unfortunately, Maya doesn't listen mostly - must try to see by herself. He is, like, adult that looks and comments on Maya's escapades from adult point of view.

Maya the Bee Speaks Many Languages! - German, French, Arabic, Hebrew, Hungarian, Czech, Spanish, Slovenian

Maya the Bee inspired products:

Sing and Hum Bumblebee
Sing and Hum Bumblebee

"Sing and Hum Bumblebee" is the charming tale of an endearing young bumblebee who learns to accept and embrace the differences that make him unique and special by singing a song taught by the wise Queen Bee.

The Adventures of Maya the Bee (A Story in Jazz)
The Adventures of Maya the Bee (A Story in Jazz)

The music is phenomonal, the lyrics are so well-written the story is exciting and is inspirational for all children, but girls especially would appreciate this strong, brave bee, the heroine of the story. I think the planet would be a much more evolved place if more children could become interested and obsessed with music like this.


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      5 years ago

      Oh, what a fantastic lense. Maya the bee was my favourite cartoon when I was a lil girl. Will have to find all the series for my sons, they will love it.

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      6 years ago

      ebelica Maja, Vili, Flip...lepi spomini!

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      7 years ago

      I loved this cartoon as a kid! :D

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      7 years ago

      why do you like it?

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      8 years ago

      I've been looking for Maya the Bee videos. I noticed that someone in the info on this page mentions that her children currently watch them. How can I acquire the videos?


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      8 years ago

      It's a pity that I've grown up without watching this super cartoon. Oh, a huge Maya bee just gave me a bite, lol, lol.

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      8 years ago

      Great memories from my childhood.

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      Sami4u LM 

      9 years ago

      Hi never new about this show looked fun Nice Lens

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      9 years ago

      I used to watch this in the 80's as a kid, too! I totally forgot about it until I read this. It was very educational, good lessons, entertaining, and I'm sure it holds up. Is it still on the air? Great work here!

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      I have never heard of Maya. I think it is great that you have been able to share her with your daughter.


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      10 years ago

      Looks like not so many know about Maya, who than does know Willy? ;)

      My daughter adores both and if she could read your lens she would give you 5*. So I am going to do it for her.

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      10 years ago

      I watched, I loved it and when our little daughter was born we named her Maja. I'm also collectin the lyrics from the theme song in different languages. Anyone who could help me with enlarging my collection?

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      10 years ago

      First time I hear from Maya the bee. Good lens.


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      10 years ago

      Dnt think this reached the UK? Before my time but i enjoyed reading all about it!! :-)

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      10 years ago

      I saw Maya the bee as a kid - I think - or perhaps we read the book? anyhow - great series :)

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      JenniferAkers LM 

      10 years ago

      Maya the Bee is adorable! I hadn't heard of the show before reading your lens.

      Welcome to our group, Kids TV Shows!

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      Tony Payne 

      10 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Never heard of Maya either, but this is a really nice lens. 5*****

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      10 years ago

      Hi A Willow,

      Many thanks for giving my Katakune lens a lensroll :) I agree that Maya the Bee and Katakune are in the same demography and I've also given you a lensroll on Katakune!

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      The Homeopath 

      10 years ago

      Wow, we've never seen Maya. She's so cute, I'm going to have my kids watch the episodes you have here this afternoon.


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