PBS site on beehives! http://www.wnet.org/nature/alienempire/multimedia/hive.html
PBS site on bee anatomy: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/alienempire/multimedia/bee.html
Honey .com page: honey recipes, facts, tips and tricks! www.honey.com Facts, Games, Glossary, Recipes regarding honey and bees http://www.honey.com/kids/video/hfbiology.html Bee worksheets and activities http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/insects/ahb/act1list.html Flowers bumblebees like: just scroll down to the North American section.
http://www.bumblebee.org/flowerlist.htm Music and more http://biology.dbs.umt.edu/bees/kid.htm Recipes www.suebee.com/recipe/main.asp Tons of info http://www.bumblebee.org http://www.enchantedlearning.com then enter bees in the search box
Full Lesson Plan including tons of activity/worksheets on the body, hive, life cycle, food, work and how they communicate, songs and stories.
1. Secretes substance used for building cells of honey comb
2. Two pairs used in honey bee flight and in fanning hive
3. Honey bee defense mechanism
5. Container-like area on back legs of honey bee
6. Honey bee body section containing the honey sac
9. Straw-like appendage used for sucking nectar
12. Center insect body section where legs and wings attach
13. Simple eye
16. Multi-faceted eye
Many beekeepers move their bees to pollinate various agricultural crops. Print this page and help
this beekeeper move hives to the orchard.
Label the Bee
Abdomen - the segmented tail area (it has nine segments) of a bee, that contains the heart, reproductive organs, wax glands, and most of the digestive system
Antenna - one of two sensory appendages attached to the head of adult bees
Compound Eye - one of two large eyes that are made up of many hexagonal lenses
Forewing - one of the two large, upper wings (attached to the thorax)
Head - The head is the part of the insect that contains the brain, the eyes, the proboscis, and the mandibles - the two antennae are attached to the head
Hindwing - one of the two lower wings (attached to the thorax).
Honeycomb - the hexagonal structure made of wax that is constructed by bees and used to incubate eggs and store honey
Leg - adult bees have six legs attached to the thorax
Mandibles - a pair of plier-like jaws - located on the lower sides of the head. They are used to carry things, construct and clean the hive, hold enemies, and bite into flowers (to release pollen)
Pollen baskets - areas located on the hind legs - used for carrying pollen back to the hive
Proboscis - a straw-like tongue attached on the head - it is used for eating tiny particles like pollen
Simple eyes - small eyes located towards the front of the face - they can only tell light from dark
Stinger - a sharp shaft located at the end of the abdomen and used for defense - only present on females
Thorax - the body section between the head and the abdomen - the legs and wings attach to the thorax
Wax glands - glands under the abdomen that make wax - used in forming the honeycomb