Students learn about the complex social behavior, communication, and hive environment of the honeybee through activities that mix art, literature, role-play, and drama. They learn about bee body structure and metamorphosis. They role-play bees in a beehive drama, perform bee dances, and learn how bees communicate directions.
Students also learn about bee predators and honey robbers, hear a “Bee Enemies” story, and make a paper skunk. They role-play guard bees and learn how bees work together to protect the hive. Posters of bee anatomy and life stages are included. (Live bees are not a part of this unit.)