A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 17, 2016
“How do bees get to school?"/"On the school buzz.”

A popular children’s pun about school is:

Q: How do bees get to school?
A: By school buzz!


The children’s joke has been cited in print since at least 1992.


15 June 1992, Indiana (PA) Gazette, “Mighty Funny’s Mini Jokes,” The Mini Page by Betty Debnam, pg. 4, col. 2:
Q: How do bees get to school?
A: By school buzz!

Google Books
Kids’ Funniest Jokes
Edited by Sheila Anne Barry
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1993
Pg. 63:
How do bees get to school?
They wait at the buzz stop.
ETIENNE STOCKLAND, 5

Google Books
September 1994, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 73, col. 3:
Phil: How do bees get to school?
Bill: I’ll bite. How?
Phil: They take the buzz!
-- Matt Paranzino, Durham, Conn.

Google Books
Over 1500 Fantastic Jokes
By Guy Campbell and Paul Moran
London: Dean
2002
Pg. 11:
How do bees get to school?
By school buzz!

Google Books
School Buzz:
Classy and Funny Jokes about School

By Michael Dahl
Minneapolis, MN: Picture Window Books
2003
Pg. 4:
How do bees get to school?
By school buzz.

Google Books
696 Silly School Jokes & Riddles
By Joseph Rosenbloom
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2003
Pg. 15:
How do bees get to school?
By school buzz.

Google Groups: alt.humor.jewish
Puns 04-23-04
Renee
5/5/04
(...)
How does a bee get to school?
It takes the school buzz! (Howie, 9)

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Kids Puns of the Weak 11-09-04
Stan Kegel
11/9/04
(...)
How do bees get to school?
On the school buzz! (Richie, 12)

2 February 2005, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “The Kids’ Reading Room—Jokes and Riddles,” pg. E17:
How did the bee get to school? On a school buzz.
Adrianna, 10
Rio San Gabriel Elementary
Downey

Twitter
thefluffanutta
‏@thefluffanutta
Joke: How do bees get to school? ... On the school buzz! #RedNoseDay
7:41 AM - 13 Mar 2009

Twitter
paulhjimerson
‏@paulhjimerson
Favorite Kids’ Joke: Q: How do bees get to school? A: On the school buzz!
10:38 AM - 8 Nov 2009

Google Books
111 LOL Jokes About School & Wimpy Teachers!:
Jokes, Riddles and Crazy Excuses for Avoiding Homework
By Marcus Stuart
LOL Kids Books (lolkidsbooks.com)
2015
Pg. ?:
How to bees get to school?
They take the School Buzz of course!

Jocabundus
16 Mar 2016
Fish always travel in schools, but how do bumblebees get there?
On the school buzz!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Thursday, March 17, 2016 • Permalink