Bees in the Curriculum Reply

Beekeepers have traditionally shared their enthusiasm for bees with generations of children by visiting local schools.

We now have a much more structured approach to integrating these visits into the Key Stages 1 & 2 Curriculum. The main focus of our resources is science. However, bees are a wonderful medium for integrating into and/or theming the first and middle school Curriculum.

Subject to existing commitments, we are always happy to discuss ideas for using ‘Bees in the Curriculum’ through consultations with interested teachers. We may be able to visit your school (in the Reigate, Dorking, Leatherhead triangle) to talk about honeybees, look inside a beehive (without bees!) or, even bring along an observation hive  – the bees are locked up but, children can observe the bees at work through a glass pane). Three examples of material we can help you incorporate into lesson plans are shown below…..we have lots more!

Bee Word Search

Bee Task Identification

Bees and Wasps

US National Honey Board – Teachers Resources

We also have a variety of media we use. For example, listen to this BBC Radio programme about Bees and Honey

Bees & Honey

Or, watch this brief video on ‘City of Bees’ for children:

If you would like to discuss how we might contribute to your school curriculum, please complete this contact form and we will get back to you.

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