Kirsten welcomes summer when it finally comes to Minnesota. Even chores, such as catching fish for dinner, seem like play. One day while she's fishing, Kirsten leaves the stream to explore the woods. There she finds a treasure - a bee tree packed with honeycombs. Kirsten knows Papa could use the honey to trade for things the family needs. So she decides to surprise him by bringing the honey home. Kirsten asks her brother Peter to help her. But they don't know that bears are after Kirsten?s treasure, too.