Billing themselves as a pop band with strong folk influences, the Bee Children have recorded and released their first album titled Veranophonic. They have been together for over a decade in one form or another. Their transformations from an original duo fronted by John Collins with Traci Fordham to a trio to a quartet to a full-fledged band is a journey shared by a lot of musicians nestled along the extreme northern frontier. Holding a band together in this neck of the woods is as vicarious as saving snowballs for next year's Winter Carnival. What isn't typical, however, is the winning product of their patient collaborations.