The A+ Bee Issue 40: Over the Hive

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Hi there honey bees,

Welcome to the 40th issue of the A+ Bee! I hope you've enjoyed coming along on this weird, silly journey with me. This issue is dedicated to the MOON, who is a lesbian, according to Tumblr. You go, moon. Get ready for a moon puzzle, coloring page, playlist and SO MUCH MORE.

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xo,

Chelsey & Nikki...

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Chelsey is an Editorial Assistant for Autostraddle and currently resides in Los Angeles with her cat Olive and a large collection of cardigans. She enjoys drinking coffee/tea, writing, editing, and validating the humans in her life.

Chelsey has written 52 articles for us.