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"Farmer Trotter is waiting for you, bees. You will like living on his farm."
— Thomas talking to the bees

Buzzy Bees is the nineteenth episode of the thirteenth season.


One morning, Thomas arrives at Brendam Docks. He is to take bee hives to Farmer Trotter and Hiro is to deliver flowers to Farmer McColl. Hiro is very stern and tells Thomas to take the bees through the woods. But Thomas thinks that the woods are very boring and takes the route along a large meadow instead. The bees escape, however, and will not come back to the hives, as they are too busy with the flowers in the meadow. Thomas decides to borrow Hiro's flower truck that Hiro had left at Farmer McColl's to lure the bees back. However, the bees start to swarm around Thomas, much to his dismay. Hiro meets Thomas at a junction and tells Thomas that his truck of flowers had gone missing. Thomas tells Hiro the whole story and vows to put the trouble right. Thomas collects the hive truck and couples it up to the flower truck. Then he takes the loads and the bees, who are still buzzing around him, through the cold and dark forest. The bees return to their hives, as a result of this and Thomas delivers them to Farmer Trotter. He then returns the flowers to Farmer McColl, apologises to Hiro and promises to take his advice from now on.







  • This episode was shown in select US theatres in January 2010.
  • This episode is frequently bundled with digital downloads or Netflix versions of various Thomas DVDs.
  • Thomas' problem is similar to James' from the third season episode, Buzz, Buzz.


  • In the first shot of the harbour, Hiro's tender is not rendered properly, as it is transparent.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Norwegian Travle som bier Busy as Bees
Japanese ミツバチぶんぶん Buzzy Bees
Polish Pszczoły Bees
Finnish Mehiläiset Bees
Welsh Gwenyn Prysur Busy Bees
Spanish Abejas Zumbadoras Bees Buzzing
Greek Εργατικές μέλισσες Hardworking Bees
Italian Api Ronzanti Buzzing Bees
Russian Озорные пчёлки Naughty Bee
Hungarian A zümmögő méhek The Buzzing Bees
Chinese 小蜜蜂嗡嗡 Bee Buzzing
Korean 벌들의 기차여행 The Train Journey of Bees
Indonesian Lebah yang Sibuk Busy Bee
Romanian Albinele Bâzâitoare Bees Buzzing
Portuguese Abespinhas Atarefadas Busy Beehives
Serbian Zaposlene pčele Employees Bees
Czech Pilná včelka Hardworking Bee
German Emsige Bienen Industrious Bees
Slovak Pilná včielka Diligent Bee
Catalan Abelles fins a les celles Bees to the Eyebrows
Danish Et slidsomt bijob A Laborious Secondary Job
Thai ผึ้งน้อยของโธมัส Thomas' Honeybee
Swedish Flitiga bin Diligent Bees

Home Media Releases


DVD Packs


DVD Packs

  • Steam Team Collection


  • Thomas and the Runaway Kite



  • Thomas and the Runaway Kite
  • Series 13 (digital download)






  • Splish, Splash, Splosh!


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