Bee Lesson Plans

Above: Bee Ambassador Lily educates children in North Carolina about mason bees.

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.

resources and bee lesson plans

2016 Sponsor-A-Hive Educator’s Kit

Our kit was created as part of our Sponsor-A-Hive program. Sponsor-A-Hive strategically places honey bees, mason bees and leafcutter bees in locations where they can bolster bee populations, advance education and pollinate locally grown food. Contents include:

Bee Ambassador Nicole of Detroit Hives offering some "pollination education."


Other Resources


Lesson plan title

Grade level

Iowa State University Insect Zoo PreK-4
Africanized Honey Bees on the Move All
PollinatorLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure K-12
Trouble in the Hive: Researching the Decimation of Honeybee Colonies 6-12
The Honey Bee  Body - lesson plan 6-8
Buzzy, Buzzy Bee 2-7
Get the Buzz on Honey Bees - lesson plan 3-5
Honey Bee Communication: Dance Language K-3
Pollination and the Honey Bee 4-8
Be A Bee 5-6
Colony Collapse Disorder 6-12

"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