Save the Bees Project
In this project for 3rd Grade+, we will examine the causes of declining bee populations and come up with solutions we can implement in our communities.
Part 1: Introduction
Watch these videos to introduce the basics of honey bees, and then introduce our Save the Bees Project.
Part 2: Introductory Worksheets
Demonstrate your understanding of honey bees, native bees, and the problems facing bees by completing these worksheets.
Part 3: Observe
Observe pollinators in your community with these activities.
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Observe pollinators in your local community. See how many different kinds of pollinators you can find, along with their food, water, and shelter.
Part 4: Research Threats & Possible Solutions
These videos will help you learn more about the threats to honey bees and possible solutions. You can choose a specific focus (so you don't have to watch every single video), and make sure to do research online and at your local library as well!
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Learn how to create a pollinator paradise. Examine the needs of pollinators and make sure your paradise provides food, water, shelter, and safety.
Honeybee Health: Varroa Mites
2nd Grade - 12th Grade
In this lesson we'll discuss using scientific methods to identify one of the biggest threats to honeybee health: varroa destructor.
Pollinator Plant List
2nd Grade - 6th Grade
Research plants that provide food for pollinators. Plants should provide pollen and nectar, and something in the garden should be blooming all year.