How to Make a Honey Bees Lapbook {with printables}

What's the buzz all about? Honey bees, of course!

There are so many interesting things to learn about these winged creatures that everyone can benefit from a little bee education.

This honey bee lapbook is the perfect way to get started!

Bees for Kids

Most people know that bees make honey, but there are actually many different types of bees.

Honey bees are just one kind of bee that lives in hives with other bees.

There are three types of bees in a hive: the queen, the worker, and the drone.

The queen is the only female bee that can lay eggs. She can lay up to 2,000 eggs in one day!

The worker bees are all females and they do all of the work around the hive.

They build the wax comb, take care of the eggs and larvae, clean the hive, and collect pollen and nectar.

The drones are male bees and their only job is to mate with a queen bee from another hive.

Do Honey Bees Sting?

Honey bees will only sting humans if they feel threatened.

When a bee stings, it leaves its stinger in the skin. This kills the bee because their stinger is also part of their digestive system.

Generally, bees are more likely to sting if their hive is disturbed.

As long as you're not bothering the bees, you shouldn't have anything to worry about!

What Do Bees Do With Honey?

Bees make honey to eat during the winter when there are no flowers blooming. They also use it to feed their larvae.

When bees collect nectar from flowers, they store it in a special sac in their stomachs.

As they fly back to the hive, they pass the nectar to other bees.

These bees then chew on the nectar to break it down into simple sugars.

The bees store the honey in wax comb cells and seal it with a layer of wax.

This prevents the honey from spoiling or being eaten by other animals.

Honey Bee Lapbook Folders

A lapbook is a hands-on learning tool that is made up of a folder with smaller pieces of paper glued or taped inside.

It's a great way to learn more about a specific topic, and it's also a lot of fun to make!

To get started, you'll need a few supplies. First, you'll need a lapbook folder.

You can find these at any office supply store, or you can order them online. But a sheet of card stock will do just fine!

Second, you'll need your honey bees printable PDF, scissors, glue, and tape.

Once you have your supplies, you're ready to start!

Honey Bee Lapbook

Your kids will love learning about bees with this fun and interactive lapbook! They'll find out all about the different types of bees, what they eat, how they make honey, and more.

Plus, they'll get to practice their reading and writing skills as they fill out the included lapbook templates.

What you need:
  • 1 file folder or large piece of card stock
  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Pencil or pen
  • Optional: crayons, markers, stickers

What's included:
  • a Honey bee lifecycle chart
  • a Lifecycle worksheet
  • Lifecycle of a honeybee mini book
  • Pockets for facts about pollinators & honey makers
  • A Bees booklet
  • Instructions for assembling the lapbook

Get your lapbook printables here:

This hands-on learning tool is the perfect way to introduce your kids to the world of bees!

They'll have so much fun learning all about these amazing creatures while making their honey bee lapbook.

Get started today and add this lapbook to your homeschool or classroom curriculum, or use it for an entertaining summer activity the kids will love.

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