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To learn more about bees and their homes before leading this session, read Leader Resource 1, Background on Bees and Beehives.
These websites have more information about bees and honey:
The British Beekeepers Association website
The National Honey Board website
The University of Arizona Africanized Honey Bee Education Project website
On the University of Montana's Bee Alert website for children, find "bee music" made using MIDI from data collected about bees' entrances and exits from a single hive and recordings of bees' responses to a researcher's arrival to inspect their hives.
There are many children's books about bees and beehives, including:
Bees by Larry Dane Brimner (Grolier, 1999)
The Honeybee and the Robber: A Moving Picture Book by Eric Carle (Philomel Books, 1981)
The Honey Makers by Gail Gibbons (Morrow, 1997)
The Life and Times of the Honeybee by Charles Micucci (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995)
Life of the Honey Bee by Heiderose and Andreas Fischer-Nagel (Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 1986)
The Magic School Bus: Inside a Beehive by Joanne Cole, illustrated by Bruce Degen (Scholastic, 1998)
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