Hive Alive!

Experience the Wonder

Lesson Plans

Our lesson plans are designed to help you convey the wonder of the honey bee to your students. The five lessons can be used as we have presented them, in any order, or individually. The lesson landing pages include high level summaries, links to resources, and guided activities; the full lesson PDFs include more background for teachers, all the readings and resources, and step-by-step instructions for lesson delivery.

Bee Bodies

Learn how a honey bee’s structure supports its function in the ecosystem.
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Everybody Has a Job

Learn what makes the inside of a honey bee hive so fascinating.
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Tiny Bug Huge Role

Learn how honey bees collectively affect their community, ecosystem, and the world.
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Swarm

Learn how honey bees manage their community.
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Honey

Learn how honey is made and used.
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Virtual Reality Field Trip

Go deep into a honey bee hive in this 9 minute short film, watchable on regular screen or Oculus VR goggles. Enter the world of the honey bee and experience the awe and wonder of the natural world.
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