Honey Bees

Honey bees are fascinating insects, and this theme is an in-depth look at the wonders and complexities of a bee colony.

First, we examine the anatomy of a honey bee and discuss the significance of particular features. We look at the honey-making process, including the roles of the forager bees and other worker bees, and their communication dances. The foraging process leads to the importance of bees in the cross-pollination of plants, and we emphasise the significant role of bees in ecosystems and in our own food chains.

We then look at the roles of the queen bee and the worker bees which care for her, and the life cycle of a honey bee from egg to larva to pupa to bee.

This program is aligned with both the Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework.

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