From lessons on the environment and zoology, to nutrition and biology, a beehive is a science class in a box.
Educators like you play an critical role in the recovery of our bees. We're making all of our educational materials 100% free of charge so that you can educate youth about the importance of bees and what can be done to save them.
Our science and education programs build environmental stewardship by teaching children and adults about the lives of bees, the dire consequences of bee population collapse, and how we can act as stewards for bees and their natural environment.
Our materials including the STEAM Lesson Plans are written by educators for educators and designed to meet NGSA standards.
University of Montana's PEAS Farm
The Educator’s Guide to Hosting a Beehive is full of best practices for you to use to welcome bees to your school or educational center.
This detailed Guide is based on many years of experience placing and managing hundreds of hives in elementary, middle and high schools - as well as on college and university campuses, nature centers and other educational institutions.
Take advantage of rich 'how to" information on how to welcome bees onto their property (which bees to select, where to place them, how to work with a beekeeper, etc).
The Guide is written by Guillermo Fernandez of The Honeybee Conservancy and Brian Peterson-Roest of Bees in the D, who is a 5th grade teacher, an Adjunct Professor at Oakland University, a Camp Licensing Consultant for the State of Michigan and the President of the Michigan Science Teacher’s Association Board.
This booklet by Bee Girl Organization is a guide for other educators to begin, or build on, their own kids’ programs and events.
Written by a team of collaborators for the Foundation of the Preservation of Honey Bees’ “Kids and Bees” programof the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF), this Resource Packet includes:
Abuzz! News from the Hive is a colorful, fun, educational magazine that teaches environmental stewardship by teaching children about the lives of bees. This guide explains to school children why bees are vital to our food supply and what must be done to protect them. Abuzz is written and illustrated to engage and educate children in grades 2-3 (Okay ... we confess. Adults love it, too).
Abuzz features information on pollination, on why kids shouldn't fear bees, and how kids can help bees. Projects range from crafts, to recipes, to cartoons, to puzzles. Sports and bee-focused classified ads offers a thoughtful moment and a good laugh. What’s not to love?
Our science program builds environmental stewardship by providing teachers with STEAM lesson plans and activities designed to build reading and science skills, raise environmental awareness, and empower students to help the bees.
Teachers and students nationwide also use The Honeybee Conservancy’s free bee lesson plans and activity sheets. These teacher-designed STEAM lesson Plans that build reading and science skills and empower students to help the bees.
Our Bee Ambassadors deliver Educational and Outreach initiatives at schools and community events.
During classroom visits, our urban beekeepers bring our portable, glass observation hive and teaching materials including steam lesson plans.
The hive safely introduces bees to adults and children, while also generating Q&A and discussion about bees, our ecosystem, science, and our local food system.
Want a Bee Ambassador to visit your school or organization?
Demonstration hives in our BeeVillage urban beekeeping locations give children and adults the unique opportunity to experience bees and their environment firsthand. We believe this exposure to the fascinating world of bees gives people the power to move from bee observers to bee advocates.