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!

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  • 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!

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Honey bees are important to our world.

  • Do you have a lot of bees where you live?

Check out this map showing where honeybees are in the world. The darker the color, the more bees live there.

*Relative bee species richness in the New World

  • Do bees live where you do?

See how well you know bee body parts with the activity below. Drag the labels to the correct spots.

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  • How did you do?

Learn even more about bees as you watch the videos below. As you watch, complete the Graphic Organizer - KWL Chart, found under Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar, with all the terms and facts you learn.

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Now that you know where to find honey bees and how they play an important role in human life, use your notes from the videos to explore YOUR world. See if you can come up with at least three ways bees help in nature.

Then, head over to the Got It? section to learn more about how bees make honey!

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