I have put together 10 educational pictures on honey bees and honey for children who have yet to start reading on their own.
Put your little one on your lap and watch this movie together. Introduce this tiny insect to them and tell them what wonderful things it's doing for us. Read to them and point out the pictures and words to them as the pages flip and music plays.
String of words to learn:
1) Bees 2) Wings 3) Hive 4) Flowers 5) Pollen 6) Nectar 7) Honey 8) Honeycomb
Honey bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants and are known for their role in pollination and for producing honey and beeswax. Honey bees represent only a small fraction of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees which are very social and like to be surrounded by lots of other bees.
Learn much more about honey bees by following this link:
There are about 20,000 different species of bees in the world. Bees are insects & insects can be considered pests. Click here pest world to learn about pests, good & bad.
Color helps attract bees to flowers for pollination.
Blue, purple, & yellow flowers are the most attractive to bees.
Bees see some colors differently than people.
Scientists believe bees cannot see red, but they can see ultraviolet.
Where does honey come from? And how is it made? Watch this video & see a real-life beekeeper examine a beehive close up. Viewers will learn how honey is extracted from combs and how important the queen bee is to a well-organized hive.
Beekeeping Links for Kids: Elementary Age
Holly Honeybee -- Coloring book page from NCDA & CS Down on the Farm Coloring Book
Honey Bee Crossword -- A printable, one-page crossword puzzle of beekeeping vocabulary from the NC State Fair Back Porch Activity Book. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
Bee aMazed -- Activities from Longwood Gardens, including printable activity sheet and coloring pages (at the bottom).
The Bee's Knees: A Personalized Resource Guide on Beekeeping
Humans have kept and tamed colonies of bees throughout history, going back as far as ancient civilizations. Beekeeping has proved to be an extremely pleasant and also profitable activity, either as a hobby or a business. A large percentage of beekeepers in the United States are hobbyist beekeepers, with colonies of up to twenty-five hives. This website shares valuable information for all ages about the history of bees, the benefits of beekeeping, including safety issues and good beekeeping techniques. Along with other general info about bees and beeswax.