Honey Bee Unit Study Pt. I // Minimalist Homeschooling

Typically whenever I want to put together a unit study for my kids, I head to google or pinterest and start downloading lapbooks, notebooking pages and bookmarking tons of other resources. However, since we've changed how we do our homeschooling...drastically, that no longer fits our style and method.

So if you're looking for something a bit different or maybe some new ideas to add to your honey bee unit study, welcome!

The summer scent of honeysuckles and the buzzing of honey bees brought on the fascination & inspiration for this study. My kids asked if we could learn more, so I started pulling resources that made sense for how we homeschool.

It turns out that one of my homeschool buddies has a son that is a beekeeper [her husband is, too!] Her son has given several presentations at local schools to teach kids about bees. He gave a great presentation to our kids and it was particularly awesome to watch a homeschooled kid, teach other homeschoolers!

If you want to get in on something similar, my friend suggests that you contact local agricultural center and ask. She said they usually have a list of beekeepers. I highly recommend it because I learned more about bees from this presentation then I have ever from any other source.

Also, I'm less scared of bees now. Even though I am allergic to bee stings.

This is part 1 of 2. In the next post, I will show how we followed this up and added in other components for a full unit study. I want to make sure that you know of the option of learning from your local beekeepers. It brought the study to life for my kiddos and I. 

Aloha, Jane

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