Apis mellifera “Honey Bee” was written to celebrate one of the hardest working species, the honey bee. The piece is written in two sections. Dissonant buzzing sections (sixteenth note trills) represent the working bees collecting nectar while pollinating the blooming plants. These sections are contrasted by a chorale which increases in length as the piece unfolds. The chorale sections represent the honey being produced in the hive. The composition ends when the chorale progression is complete. This multi-level piece allows for less experienced students to be able to perform with more advanced students.