Did you know honey bees do much more than make honey?

Bring live bees to your school for a day of Humble Honey Bee lessons, each 50-60 minutes long and consisting of our uniquely designed, age appropriate and hands-on Bee Basics curriculum. Lessons are developmentally adjusted for grades PreK-12.

Program Description:

Our flagship ecoliteracy lesson offers a lively, hands-on workshop focused on honey bee biology, pollination, conservation, and the cultivation of environmental stewardship. We bring an observation hive filled with live honey bees on site and engage students in developmentally appropriate interactive lessons such as pollination games, sample examinations, honey tasting, and seed ball making.

Our activities are designed to help students think critically about the environment, honey bees, and pollinators’ important role in the ecosystem. Our inquiry-based, interactive curriculum engages students with deeper learning and comprehension, inspires curiosity, and instills a love of our environment.

All of our lessons are in line with the Next Generation Science Standards and rooted in the philosophy of E-STEM learning. Humble Honey Bee meets the following NGSS standards:

  • K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

  • K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live.

  • 2-LS2-2. Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.

  • 3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

  • 3-LS2-1. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

  • 4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

  • MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

  • HS-LS2-8. Evaluate evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species’ chances to survive and reproduce.

We've created a source doc for educators to cut and paste from if applying to grants through their school's, PTA or other outside organizations. Click here to download it

We are deeply committed to environmental justice and therefore offer sliding scale fees. Need-based scholarships are also available, courtesy of our sponsors and partners.

To learn about our pricing structure, click here

Questions? Email our Program Director, Sarah, at programs@planetbee.org