Does Anyone Know the Lyrics to a Song about Bees Giving a Party?

Louise wrote me:


I’ve been trying to find the lyrics and author of a favorite childhood song that begins: “The bees gave a party and invited all they knew. A wasp and some hornets and a few mosquitoes too…”

Do you know what it is?


Louise Ciampi

If anyone can help with the lyrics to this song, or any other info, please comment below or email me.



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9 Responses to “Does Anyone Know the Lyrics to a Song about Bees Giving a Party?”

  1. Amie Says:

    I don’t know the words to that.. however I could not find another place to ask you this.. I’m looking for a song with Skitamarinkadink a doo in it.. does that sound familiar at all? My 2yr old wants it.. he sings the first words and then screams for me to finish.. lol Please help!!!

  2. Lisa Says:

    The words to Skidermerink are on my site of songs around the world. Click the link to get to the page!

    -Mama Lisa

  3. Mary Grasso Says:

    I know all four verses of “The Bees’ Party;” if you’re still looking for the words let me know and I’ll email them to you.

  4. Lisa Says:

    That would be great Mary, you can either post them here or email them to me at and I’ll post them.


    Mama Lisa

  5. Mary Grasso Says:

    THE BEES’ PARTY (we had Irish nuns in grammar school who taught us this…a very long time ago)

    The bees gave a party and invited all they knew
    The wasps and the hornets and a few mosquitoes, too
    Yo-ho, and hey! every orchard tree was humming with a
    On that sunny summer day

    The bees said, “Good-day, and won’t you make yourself at home?”
    The band played sweet music, which it made upon a comb
    A lovely scene was that happy party, gaily singing
    As they danced upon the green

    Miss Wasp asked the Bumblebee if he would sing a song
    She said they would listen if it wasn’t very long
    The bee said, “Oh, very gladly I will sing for you, but
    Is the only tune I know.”

    The hours passed too quickly and the day was too-soon sped
    The wasps and the hornets said “good-night” and went to bed
    But ho! and hey! the mosquitoes never stopped their singing
    ‘Til the dawning of the day.

  6. Lisa Says:

    Melissa wrote:

    I saw you were looking for the song “The Bee’s Party”. I have the words to the song but I don’t know how it sounds or the tune. Do you have the music or can you tell me if it goes to a certain tune? I would like for my students to learn it for a play we are in.


  7. Joan Shepard Says:

    I do know the tune to THE BEES GAVE A PARTY. I was so happy to find the complete lyrics, thanks to you. I could easily sing the song to you over the phone… I have no other way to get the music to you. If I am not at home, please leave your number and I will call you back. Thanks again, Joan Shepard

  8. Lisa Says:

    That would be great Joan! Thanks so much! I’ll email you with a number to call to sing on an answering machine.

    Best regards,

    Mama Lisa

  9. Lisa Says:

    Thanks again Joan! I posted your recording at the link below, everyone can hear this song there!…

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