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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
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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