Bees for Kids - page two

Did you know?

How fast can a Honey Bee fly?

15 Miles Per Hour!

 

How many eggs does a Queen Bee lay in one day?

800-1500

 

How many bees are inside the hive during the honey season?

40,000-60,000

 

How long does a Worker Bee live in the spring/summer?

4 weeks

 

How much nectar does a Honey Bee collect on one flight?

One Eyedropper drop

 

How far does a hive of Honey Bees fly to bring us one pound of honey?

55,000 Miles

Books

 

Barton, Bethany.

Give Bees a Chance. Viking Books for Young Readers, 2017

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/960238613

Facts mixed with humor entice children aged to learn to appreciate all the amazing things that honeybees do. Preschool-Primary

 

Carle, Eric.

The Honeybee and the Robber. Philomel, 2001.

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/748436182

Follow an adventurous honeybee as she goes about her busy day, sipping nectar from flowers, avoiding hungry birds and playing with butterflies. But when a robber bear comes looking for honey, all the bees must rush out to defend their home. Preschool-Primary

 

Formento, Alison.

These bees count! Albert Whitman, 2012.

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/862209440

Mr. Tate's class visits a bee and honey farm, where Farmer Ellen teaches the children how to listen to the bees talk.  Primary

 

Morales, Melita.

Jam & honey. Tricycle Press, c2011.

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/468853653

Tells the story of a young girl and a honeybee who learn to coexist peacefully in the same garden as they go about their respective tasks. Preschool

 

Nargi, Lela.

The Honeybee Man. Schwarz & Wade, 2011

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/473649855

Fred, a beekeeper whose hives are on the roof of his Brooklyn, New York apartment building, tends his bees and distributes their honey to his neighbors. Primary-Elementary

 

Teckentrup, Britta.

Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book. Doubleday, 2017

A simple rhyming story explains how bees pollinate our world, while illustrations with a hexagonal cutout on each page invite children to interact with the story. Preschool-Elementary

Links

These links to outside pages contain more booklists, coloring pages, craft activities and lesson plans. Most are free; some are pay-per-download.

 

Bees: Preschool Theme Unit:

http://www.squidoo.com/bee-preschool-theme#module119491771

 

Bee-Bumblebee Preschool Activities and Crafts:

http://www.first-school.ws/theme/animals/insects/bee.htm

 

Bee Crafts Kids Can Make

http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/BeeCrafts.html

 

National Geographic Kids Honeybee Page

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/honeybee/#

 

The Honeybee Conservancy Lesson Plan Library

http://thehoneybeeconservancy.org/2016/05/15/honeybee-conservancy-lesson-plan-library/