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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 series.


One morning, Thomas arrives at Brendam Docks. He is to take beehives 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 in the future.




UK, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and South Africa

US and Canada


  • This episode was shown in select US theatres in January 2010.
  • This is the first episode of the CGI Series not to have Keith Wickham as part of the voice cast, as Gordon, James and Percy do not have any speaking role in this episode.
  • This episode is frequently bundled with digital downloads of various Thomas DVDs.
  • Thomas' problem is similar to James' from the third series episode, Buzz, Buzz.
  • In Poland, this episode premiered before Hero of the Rails, so the audience would not know about Hiro.


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


In Other Languages

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Language Title
Catalan Abelles fins a les celles
Chinese Mandarin 小蜜蜂嗡嗡
Czech Pilná včelka
Danish Et slidsomt bijob
Dutch Bezige Bijen
Finnish Mehiläiset
French Des abeilles qui n'en font qu'à leur tête
German Emsige Bienen
Greek Εργατικές μέλισσες
Hungarian A zümmögő méhek
Icelandic Suðandi býflugur
Indonesian Lebah yang Sibuk
Italian Api Ronzanti
Japanese ミツバチぶんぶん
Korean 벌들의 기차여행 (dub)
토마스와 벌 (subtitles)
Latin American Spanish Abejas Zumbadoras
Norwegian Travle som bier
Polish Pszczoły
Portuguese Abespinhas Atarefadas
Romanian Albinele Bâzâitoare
Russian Озорные пчёлки
Serbian Zaposlene pčele
Swedish Flitiga bin
Welsh Gwenyn Prysur

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