photo from flicr: uncjohn CC-BY-NC 2.0 This photo has been cropped.

photo from flicr: uncjohn CC-BY-NC 2.0 This photo has been cropped.

Energetic. Curious. Excited. Teaching children about bees is an unforgettable experience and one where the person doing the teaching doesn’t need be an expert.

Some resource links for teaching young people:

(in no particular order)

Beekeeping Like A Girl – blog post “How To Teach Kids about Bees

Avas Flowers – blog post “Teaching Kids About the Importance of Honeybees

National Geographic for Kids - Website – “10 Facts about Honey bees – Website = “20 Amazing Honey Bee Facts

American Beekeeping Federation – Website – “Honey Bee Facts

Kentucky State Beekeepers Association – Website – “For Teachers

National Honey Board – Website – “How Honey is Made

SCRIBD – Website – “Boy Scout Beekeeping Merit Badge Pamphlet

Bay Nature Magazine Article – “What’s the Buzz? Native Bees!

Xerces Society – Website – “Fact Sheets

The Honeybee Conservancy – Website – “Lesson Plan Library

National Park Service – PDF – “Biodiversity - Bee Week

National Education Association – Website – “All About Honey Bees

UNH Extension – PDF – “4H Beekeeping Manual


There are many picture books about bees that can be a wonderful introduction for children. The books we really like are listed here:

Bees (A Honeyed History) by Piotr Socha

Beekeeping with Children and School Groups by Undine Westphal (link is to Northern Bee Books in the UK)

Bees in the Curriculum by the BBKA (link is to the BBKA in the UK)