Betsie is a spirited little girl with wild blonde curls and a great love of the outdoors and lives with her mother, father and little brother Hewey. One warm Summer's day, while her father is out with her brother and her mother is at the bottom of the garden looking after her bees, she is sitting outside eating a honey sandwich when a honey bee comes down and settles on one of her sandwiches still on the plate. Betsie watches the bee and becomes convinced the bee is watching her. She gently leans forward to get a closer look and from nowhere a rhyme pops into her head . . .

“Are you looking at me little bee?
Are you looking at me?
My name is Betsie Valentine
And that begins with a B!
Are you looking at me little bee?
Are you looking at me?
My name is Betsie Valentine
And I would love to be a bee!”

Betsie recites it out loud and to her surprise it has a magical effect.