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Welcome to The Stuff I Like Site! Maya the Bee on DVD with menus can be ordered here for the first time anywhere. The set includes special cases, cover art, and bonus material that is available at this web site ONLY. See the details below.

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Maya the Bee

Format: DVD
Region Code: Region 0 / Region-Free (
compatible worldwide)
Language: English
*Note this is the North American version, not British
Number of Episodes: 52
(out of 65)
Number of Discs: 8
Audio/Video Quality: 8-9 out of 10
   Screen Captures: One Two Three Four

Price (USD):

$5 within the United States
(via 2-3 day USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation)
$16 to Canada (via 7-21 day USPS First Class International)
$24 to most other international locations
(via 7-21 day USPS First Class International)
I will combine shipping costs for orders of multiple sets

Payment: PayPal (US buyers ONLY), Western Union money transfer, money order/cashier's check, cash

  Please read below before ordering for full details
  About the Show | About the DVDs | How to Order | Return Policy

About the Show

Maya the Bee is the story of an adventurous young honeybee named Maya and her insect friends. As soon as Maya is born into a busy hive, she is full of youthful curiosity. Her teacher Cassandra tries to instill in her the importance of gathering honey, and cautions her of the dangers outside the hive’s safety. But Maya’s curiosity about the world around her prevails against the warnings, and she decides to be the first bee to live outside the hive. Accompanying her is her best friend Willi, a cowardly but loyal companion. Together, they meet new friends and learn about the wonders of nature. But they must always remember the lurking dangers, from hostile hornets, to insect-eating spiders, to mysterious humans.

Maya the Bee is based on the children's book by Waldemar Bonsels. The animated series was originally produced by Nippon Animation Company in Japan and aired from 1975-1976, consisting of 55 episodes. A second Maya series was produced later, and several episodes were taken from this series and added to the original when Saban dubbed Maya the Bee into English. The English version aired on Nickelodeon from 1990-1992 as a part of Nick Jr. To date, the series has enjoyed success in many different countries and languages, especially in Germany where Maya is one of the most recognized children's characters.


Voice Cast:

Maya: Pauline Little
Willi: Richard Dumont
Flip: A.J. Henderson
Grimelda: Anna MacCormack
Cassandra: Jane Woods
The Colonel: Arther Grosser
The General: John Tarzwell


Executive Producer
Haim Saban

Supervising Producer
Winston Richard

Associate Producer
Eric S. Rollman

Executive in Charge of Production
Jerald E. Bergh

An Apollo Film
Wako Coproduction

©1979, 1990 Apollo Film, Vienna
All Right Reserved 

Lyrics to the Theme Song:

Who's a friendly little bee
Playing oh so happily
Buzzing here and buzzing there
Busy buzzing everywhere

Maya loves and Maya cares
Maya gives and Maya shares
Maya likes to play around
But she'll never let you down

Maya, Maya the bee
Maya, Maya the bee

See her flying through the air
Buzzing here and buzzing there
Saying, "Catch me if you dare"
Busy buzzing everywhere

Maya, Maya the bee
Maya, Maya the bee

About the DVDs

Maya the Bee is available on eight DVDs containing fifty-two episodes from the cartoon series (a few episodes are partially complete; see episode list below), plus bonus material available from this web site only. Each DVD has menus with sound for easy selection of episodes, which have been conveniently put into chronological order. It also includes a professional DVD case featuring quality custom cover art and an episode list insert. Maya the Bee is available for the very first time on DVD from this site only.

This series comes on DVD-R, which will play on most DVD players as well as a computer with a DVD-ROM drive and appropriate DVD-viewing software. I use only genuine top quality DVD-R media from Verbatim, and occasionally Sony, for maximum quality and compatibility.

The quality ranges from eight to nine out of ten (see the screen captures One Two Three Four for examples). This is the highest quality set available, and in fact, the only set available at this time. Maya the Bee is perhaps the rarest cartoon I've ever searched for, and finding episodes has been no easy task. I have even decided to include the partially complete episodes I've found as any footage at all is rare, and I must assume that fans will even appreciate viewing fractions of episodes if they're available. After years of hunting, I've been able to compile this rare collection of episodes. I spent months capturing, digitally restoring, and converting the series to DVD format for the first time ever. This ensures quality every time you watch, unlike VHS tapes, which deteriorate over time.


4/08/10: As of this date, my Maya the Bee set has been updated as follows:
Updated from a two-DVD set shipped in paper sleeves to an eight-DVD set including a DVD case.
Forty-one episodes added and inserted into chronological order for a total of 52 episodes.
DVD menus completely redone/improved. Each DVD includes a unique main menu with "Play All" and "Episode Selection" options, and an episode selection menu.
DVD case, cover art, and episode list insert created and included in the set.

9/12/09: As of this date, my Maya the Bee set has been updated as follows:
Second DVD added to accommodate more episodes.
Five episodes added and inserted into chronological order: "Something's Burning", "Maya to the Rescue", "The Reluctant Musician", "The Beauty Contest", "The Flying Mouse".
Higher quality opening and ending themes added.
DVD menus rearranged, updated, and improved aesthetically.

What the Set Includes:

Disc One
1 The House Visit
2 Rainy Day Maya
3 Something's Burning
(last 3:20)
4 Max the Earthworm
(first 8:58)
5 The Baby Caterpillar
6 The Uninvited Guest
7 The Littlest Hero
Disc Two
8 Maya & the Frog
9 Maya & the Firefly
10 Grandma Locust
11 An Ant for a Day
12 How the Crickets Were Freed
13 A Plain Adventure
Disc Three
14 The Invisible Insect
15 Flip’s Greedy Relative
16 Alf the Elf
17 Maya the Giantess
(missing last 0:15)
18 That’s What Friends Are For
19 On the Run
20 The Caterpillar Finds a Home
Disc Four
21 General Blusterby
22 The Baby Bird
23 Maya to the Rescue
24 Maya Survives Winter
25 Jack the Moth
26 The Parasite Fly
Disc Five
27 The Show-Off Cockroach
28 The Lonely Mole Cricket
29 The Mighty Morley
30 The Trouble Ant
31 The Reluctant Musician
32 The Beauty Contest
33 Sailing the High Seas
Disc Six
34 Maya Comes Home
35 Maya Meets Alexander the Great
36 The Weight Lifting Competition
37 Home Sweet Home
38 The Mysterious Cheese Thief
39 Fleas in the Field
Disc Seven
40 The Marathon
41 Panic in the Meadow
42 Queen Maya
43 Mouse in a Bottle
(missing first 0:30)
44 City Slickers
45 Willi Stands Guard
46 The Guest from Outer Space
Disc Eight
47 The Flying Mouse
48 Big Fight in the Air
49 Brother Melvin
50 The Army Ants are Coming
51 Hooray for Soccer
52 A Windy Adventure
(missing first 0:30)

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How to Order

This entire collection on eight discs is available for just $49 US dollars plus shipping & handling. Please read the instructions below.

Shipping Information:
Orders are shipped within 24 hours of receiving payment, excluding Sundays and US holidays.

United States Customers:
Please add $5 for 2-3 day USPS Priority Mail shipping with Delivery Confirmation (tracking number).

International Customers:
Canadian residents, please add $16 for 7-21 day USPS First Class International shipping.
For most other international locations, please add $24 for 7-21 day USPS First Class International shipping. Please contact me to confirm whether I will be able ship to your location.

If you are ordering more than one set from me, I will happily combine your shipping costs. Check out the explanation on my FAQ page for more information.

I Accept the Following Types of Payment:
PayPal payments and Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit/debit card payments through PayPal. US buyers ONLY. Please email me for instructions.
Western Union money transfer (good alternative to PayPal for instant payments).
Money order/cashier's check in US dollars.
Well-concealed cash in US dollars. Please send cash at your own risk, as the United States Postal Service and all other mail carriers I know of will not insure cash through the mail against loss or theft.

I do NOT accept: Personal checks, bank wire transfers, or other payment forms not listed above. I currently don't have the extra time in my schedule to accommodate the processing of additional payment forms; doing so would slow down the processing time of all orders. I apologize for any inconvenience.

I Take Orders Through Email. Click on "Place Order" to be taken to my contact page. If you decide to order or have any questions, I am always available to help. I check email throughout the day, so I will get back to you promptly with the necessary ordering information and answers to your questions.


Return Policy

All discs are checked to be in perfect working condition before they are shipped, but in the unlikely event that any disc is damaged during shipping or not functioning properly, you may return the faulty disc(s) and I will replace them for free. Due to the nature of these discs (in that they can be copied relatively easily) and the fact that the price you pay is for time and materials, I do not issue refunds, only replacements. This is why it is important to read and make sure you understand all the information I have provided about the product before ordering. Though it is unlikely you will have any issues with my discs as DVD-R is compatible with about 94% of all DVD players, please do a search on VideoHelp's web site to make sure your DVD player will be able to play DVD-R before you order.

If you do have any problems with the discs or need a replacement, I'm always available to help out and answer any questions you may have.

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