Monday, January 31, 2011

Homeschool Study on Bees

I have been reading through the Usborne book, 'How Do Bee's Make Honey,' with my 5 and 7 year old children.The topics we have covered are: Bees and other insects,Honey,Bees and flowers,Inside a beehive,Living in groups,Baby insects,Hunters,Staying safe,Sending messages,and Insects and people.

For a great Lapbook  on Bees follow this link:

Here are some videos about bees :

Bees in the Bible :
 18And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. (Isaiah 7:18, King James Version)

 44And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hormah. (Deuteronomy 1:44, King James Version)

Bible verses that mention honey:
 8And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. (Exodus 3:8, King James Version)

 4And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. (Matthew 3:4, King James Version)

 42And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. (Luke 24:42, King James Version)

 26And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath. (1 Samuel 14:26, King James Version)

 10More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. (Psalm 19:10, King James Version)

An interesting link on the history of beekeeping :

Spelling Bee Bingo

A BEE C match game

Children's Books :

1 comment:

  1. That is amazing! My kids are all still scared of bees. My 7-year-old got stung by a hornet last year and ended up overnight in the hospital so now they are all worried about anything that might sting.