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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 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 in the future.







  • 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.
  • This episode is frequently bundled with digital downloads or Hulu versions of various Thomas DVDs.
  • Thomas' problem is similar to James' from the third series episode, Buzz, Buzz.


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


In Other Languages

Language Title
Catalan Abelles fins a les celles
Chinese 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
Indonesian Lebah yang Sibuk
Italian Api Ronzanti
Japanese ミツバチぶんぶん
Korean 벌들의 기차여행
Norwegian Travle som bier
Polish Pszczoły
Portuguese Abespinhas Atarefadas
Romanian Albinele Bâzâitoare
Russian Озорные пчёлки
Slovak Pilná včielka
Spanish Abejas Zumbadoras
Swedish Flitiga bin
Thai ผึ้งน้อยของโธมัส
Welsh Gwenyn Prysur

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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