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Honeybees at Work

Due to the Covid-19 situation we all are staying home. We are loving the fact that we get to spend so much time together as a family. We take long walks around the lake, watch various birds visiting and in general pay more attention to the surrounding. While taking the walks my son looks at every plant, to notice their different leaves & smells all the flowers on his way! And he calls the honeybees his little friends. So we did an activity yesterday about his little friends!


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Materials Needed:

  • Cardboard

  • Rice

  • Food colors ( Yellow & Black)

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  • Lemons (2)

  • Felt ( for flowers)

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Steps:

  1. Cut out 11 Hexagons(of same size) from a piece of cardboard.

2. Estimate & gather a handful of rice & color most of it Yellow and some of it black.

3. Arrange the Cardboard pieces into a Beehive shape.


4. Sprinkle Yellow rice on top of the Hexagons & black rice on the sides of the Hexagons.

5. Grab two lemons, put black stripes on them, stick two googly eyes, 2 small paper wings & put small pieces of pipecleaners as their antenna.

6. Your Beehive is ready!



And here are some fun facts about HoneyBees:

  • Bees are vital to our environments because they are pollinators and help our crops grow.

  • A Bee produces a teaspoon of honey (about 5 grams) in her lifetime.

  • The Queen Bee is the only one that lays Eggs & can live up to 5 years.

  • It takes 1-ounce of honey to fuel a bee's flight around the world.






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