What's All the Fuss About Honey Bees?

Contributor: Ann Keeney. Lesson ID: 11262

Where does honey come from? The supermarket? Who makes it? Honey bees! These cute little bees make incredibly healthful food from flowers. Learn how they make honey and even their own bee medicine!


Life Science

learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

  • Have you ever had honey?
  • Do you know where honey comes from, and how it is made?

Over 25,000 species of bees have been identified in the world. In this lesson, you will learn the unique job of the honey bee!

honey bee

  • Honey bees are important to our world.

Learn about where the honey bees are in the United States. Find your state on this map provided by Scholastic. See in what states honey bees are located:

Label the parts of the bee body on the following Scholastic worksheet, using the glossary provided below:

Take notes on the Graphic Organizer - KWL Chart, found under Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar, while you watch:

and Vitamin Bee: "Honey: How It's Made" by Vitamin Bee TV video (below):


Now that you know where to find honey bees, and how they play an important role in human life, use your notes from the video to explore YOUR world. Why not ask your parents and friends what they know about honey bees? See if you can come up with at least 3 ways bees help in nature.

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