Bee lesson plans

Inspired by a love for bees and sustainability, our bee charity has created this curated library of free bee lesson plans, activity sheets and educational materials for you and your students. We hope it inspires you to incorporate bees, pollinators and sustainability in your classroom.

Bee Ambassador Lily educates children in North Carolina about mason bees

The Honeybee Conservancy resources and bee lesson plans

Bee Ambassador Nicole, from Detroit Hives, offering some ‘pollination education’

Other Resources

Lesson plan title

Grade level

Bees and Ants - lesson plan PreK-1
Iowa State University Insect Zoo PreK-4
Africanized Honey Bees on the Move All
Colorful Bees! Mobile K-4
Buzz on Bees K-5
PollinatorLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure k-12
Trouble in the Hive: Researching the Decimation of Honeybee Colonies 6-12
Honey Bees and Flowers: Pollination Teacher's Kit 1
Become a Bee - lesson plan 1-5
Honey Bee Cooperation and Communication 2
Buzzy, Buzzy Bee 2-7
Flowers and Pollination 3
Get the Buzz on Honey Bees - lesson plan 3-5
Nature's Partners: A Comprehensive Pollinator Curriculum    3-6
MyBeeBook 3-8
Pollination Parties! 4-6
Honey Bee Communication: Dance Language 4-8
Pollination and the Honey Bee 4-8
Be A Bee 5-6
Activity: Communication in Social Bees 6 - 12
Colony Collapse Disorder 6-12
Bees - lesson plan 6-8
Plant Pollination 6-8

"With The Honeybee Conservancy, we’re creating a bee education program that will bring awareness, excite, and empower students, while dispelling common fears often associated with bees."

Zabeth Runyan,

University of Montana's PEAS Farm

Sponsor-A-Hive bee recipient 2017