This is how the printed book looks like. The final lettering was done by the publisher and I think it fits very well.
Here is a quick realtime animation of the bee model. The movement of the wings isn’t supposed to be realistic, its intention is to add a bit motion blur to the tips. The greatest amount of work went into this 3d model of the bee. In its case I tried to be as accurate as possible (in a naturalistic way), while staying close to the descriptions in the book.