Have you ever looked closely at a bed of flowers and discovered a
hovering bee? Actually, honeybees are social insects that are
very important to the life of a flower. Not only do they
pollinate flowering plants, they also provide us with honey.
Check out this web lesson to learn more about the life and
importance of honeybees.
- Why do
honeybee keepers always have a European honeybee in their
- Three types
of honeybees live in a colony. Explain their jobs in the
- Is there one
that might be more important than the rest? Why do you
- Compare and
contrast the jobs of the three types of bees.
- What makes
the sounds we hear when bees are flying around us?
- If you were a
bee, which type bee would you like to be? Describe the
life cycle you would have in that role?
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your online resource.
- From what do
the honeybees get the nectar to make honey?
- Why do
honeybees have two stomachs?
- Why do you
think the honeybees have to visit so many flowering
plants to fill their "honey stomachs"?
- How do the
bees change the nectar from a complex sugar into a simple
- What happens
while the nectar is spread throughout the honeycomb?
Click below to
learn about making honey.
How Do Bees Make Honey ?
Enchanted Learning provides a great bee
diagram that labels all the parts of the bee.
Learning site provides an online coloring for the bee.