Teaching Resources

Honeybee Centre offers a complimentary package for teachers, including student worksheets and links to educational websites.

  

Student Worksheets

The following student worksheets are available for use:

Bee-Go Game

Writing Complete Sentences and Illustrating

Save The Honeybees Maze

You're Not A Honeybee - Colour, Write and Learn About Bugs

Write A Honeybee Cinquain Poem



Educational Resource Website Links 

The following websites are a useful teaching resource for the study of honeybees: 

Wikipedia - Honeybee

National Honey Board - Tips for Use & Storage of Honey

CBC - What's Killing the Canadian Honeybee?

Honeybee Navigation


PBS - NOVA Tales From the Hive

Here are some great resources for teachers:
https://www.planetbee.org/teacher-resources/

This website, Science Books for Kids, has a great book list:
http://books.growingwithscience.com/2013/10/18/honey-bee-books-for-kids/

This website, Bees Matter, has great info about bees & bee friendly plants and you can sign up for a free package of seeds:
http://www.beesmatter.ca/

The Resource section of this website, Plant Something BC, has great info about plants & bees:
https://plantsomethingbc.ca/additional-resources/

Here is a great Pinterest Board by the Home School Scientist
https://www.pinterest.ca/hsscientist/honey-bee-unit-study-resources/

An online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures.
https://bugguide.net/

This is a fun website geared toward kids. Tons of bee information and resources:
https://www.buzzaboutbees.net/

       

Books We Suggest

For Small Children:

Pop Up Peekaboo Numbers by Clare Lloyd

That’s not my bee… by Fiona Watt

Why do we need bees? Edited by Jane Chisholm Bee Expert: Jane Moseley

In The Trees, Honey Bees by Lori Mortensen

If You Love Honey Nature’s Connections by Martha Sullivan

UnBEElieveables by Douglas Florian

How Bees Make Honey (First Facts: Big Picture: Food) by Louise A. Spilsbury

Are You a Bee? (Backyard Books) by Judy Allen check illustrator: Tudor Humphries


For Elementary School Children:

Why do we need bees? Edited by Jane Chisholm Bee Expert: Jane Moseley

In The Trees, Honey Bees by Lori Mortensen

If You Love Honey Nature’s Connections by Martha Sullivan

The Honey Makers by Gail Gibbons

The Life and Times of the Honeybee by Charles Micucci

What If There Were No Bees?: A Book about the Grassland Ecosystem By Suzanne Slade

The Buzz on Bees: Why Are They Disappearing? by Shelley Rotner

The Beeman by Laurie Krebs

Magic School Bus Inside A Beehive by Joanna Cole


For Older Elementary School Children:
 

The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery by Sandra Markle

Bees A Honeyed History by Piotr Socha


Apps We Suggest

iNaturalist
One of the worlds most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals
around you.

Bumble Bee Watch
Bumble Bee watch is a citizen science project dedicated to tracking and conserving
North America’s bumble bees.









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