Honey & Honey Bees

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Vocabulary Word List: 20 words: agriculture, beeswax, drone, farm, flower, food, hive, honey, honeycomb, insect, larva, nectar, pollen, pollinate, pupa, queen, sting, swarm, wings, worker

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Vocabulary Word List for Honey & Honey Bees (191)

  • A)

    ABF (American Beekeeping Federation), Abundance, Affect, Agriculture, Alight, Amateur, Antennae, Apiarist, Apiary, Apiculture, Area, Association, Asters, Attract

  • B)

    Balm, Bare hand, Basket, Bee friendly, Bee glue, Beebread, Beehive, Beekeepers, Beeline, Bees, Beeswax, Beneficial, Biology, Black-eyed Susan, Blood-root, Bloom, Blossom, Brood, Brush, Buzz

  • C)

    Capping, Careful, Catmint. catnip, Caution, Cells, Chambers, Chunk, Clean, Clover, Collapse, Colony, Comb, Commercial, Coneflowers, Conservation, Covering, Creature, Crisis, Crop

  • D)

    Dance, Die, Die off, Disappearance, Distance, Diversity, Drawer, Drone, Drought, Dutchamn breeches, Dwindle

  • E)

    Ecosystem, Enemy, Energetic, Entomology, Environment, Escape, Extract

  • F)

    Fall, Farm, Feeder, Fertilize, Flight, Flowering, Flowers, Flying, Food, Forage, Fragrance, Frame, Fruit

  • G)

    Garden, Gardener, Global, Gloves, Goldenrod, Growth, Grub

  • H)

    Habitat, Hatch, Healthy, Hind legs, Hive, Hobby, Honey, Honeycomb, Hover, Hum, Hyssop

  • I)

    Impact, Industrious, Industry, Insect, Interference

  • J)

    Jelly, Job, Justification

  • K)


  • L)

    Larvae, Leaves, Legs, Liatris, Losses

  • M)

    Market, Mice, Migrant workers, Mites

  • N)

    Navigate, Nectar, Neonicotinoids, Nest, Noise, Nurse bees

  • O)

    Outfit, Overalls

  • P)

    Pack, Pesticide, Plants, Pollen, Pollinate, Pollinator, Pores, Price, Production, Profit, Propolis, Protect, Protection, Pupa

  • Q)

    Quality, Quantity, Queen

  • R)

    Region, Research, Resistant, Royal jelly

  • S)

    Salvia, Scouts, Screen, Senses, Shortage, Skep, Smell, Smoke, Source, Specie, Spring, Stewardship, Sting, Storage, Store, Subsidies, Sun, Sunflowers, Sustain, Swarm

  • T)

    Tiny, Tireless, Tongue, Toxic

  • U)

    Unique, Use, Useful

  • V)

    Varieties, Varroa, Vegetables, Veil, Vital

  • W)

    Waterproof, Wax, Wild geranium, Wings, Woodland plants, Worker bee, Worldwide

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Bee definitions word list:
agriculture: science of cultivating, producing crops and raising livestock; farming,
beeswax: a honeycomb of a yellow-like color
drone: a male bee that can not gather honey
farm: usually acres of land that farmers own and use in raising livestock and growing crops
flower: a colorful top of a stem; blossom
hive: location where bees live
honey: bees make this sugary liquid from the nectar they find in flowers
honeycomb: wax cells with six sides that honeybees make and that include honey and bees
insect: an arthropod or an invertebrate that has segments
larva: an early animal form
nectar: bees use this sweet liquid to create honey
pollinate: put very small amounts into flowers in order to fertilize
pollen: very small yellow specks that can make humans sneeze
pupa: the beginning of the growth of an insect often in a cocoon
queen: the female bee
sting: to cause a burning from a sharp prick
swarm: to have bees form as a group to quickly leave a beehive
wings: one of a pair of movable parts of a bee that allows it to fly
worker:one insect from a bee colony who acts, moves and does most of the work in a colony

Bees facts:
The earliest known bees were trapped in amber.
They are called fossil bees and lived 50,000,000 years ago.
One bee can travel up to four miles to pollinate.
Beehives located near farms help pollinate crops.
A strong, healthy colony can hold up to 50-60,000 bees.
A colony of bees can gather/collect 20-25 pounds (9-11 kilograms) of nectar in a day.
Honeybees can identify flavors as bitter, salty, sour or sweet.
The largest bee is a type of bumblebee and is longer than an inch.
Some crops that bees pollinate include fruit, nuts, vegetables and field crops:
almonds, apples, apricots, avocados, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, grapes, honeydew melon, kiwi, loganberries, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, onions, pumpkins, alfalfa, cotton, peanuts, sunflowers

Bees Lesson Plans: Search for answers about bees!
1. Bees have enemies. Can you name at least five of them?
2. How fast does a bee fly?
3. Do all bees sting?
4. How long can a queen live? How many eggs can she lay in a day? in a season?
5. How many kinds of bees are there? (Include both social and solitary types) How are they different?
6. How many eyes does a bee have?

Bees Lesson plan and discussion ideas:

1. Describe the life of a honeybee and include information about the queen, swarming, making honey and wax.
2. Draw a picture of a hive and how it is constructed.
3. Draw a picture of a beekeepers protective gear and label everything he/she needs.
4. Why are bees important to us?

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