Bee Facts for Kids

Are your preschoolers fascinated by bees? Teach them more about bees with this one-page bee facts for kids download.

This one-page printable is the perfect addition to your bee activities for preschoolers.

Print and laminate the fact page to teach your little ones about bees.

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Add this free preschool printable to your spring and summer preschool science lessons.

Bee Facts for Kids

I love teaching preschoolers about bees. It helps to minimize the fear associated with these insects.

When teaching about bees, be sure to discuss the life cycle of a bee, read nonfiction books about bees, and make at least one bee craft for preschoolers.

Fun Bee Facts for Preschoolers

• The life cycle of a bee has four steps – eggs, larva, pupa, and adult.

• There are three different kinds of bees in a beehive – the workers, the drones, and a queen.

• Honey bees talk to each other through a special “waggle dance”.

• Bees collect nectar and pollen to make honey and feed the other bees in the hive.

Facts About Queen Bees

• The queen bee rules the hive and lays all the eggs in the hive. She can lay up to one million eggs in her lifetime.

• The queen bee is the largest bee in the colony.

Facts About Worker Bees

• Worker bees are female.

• An average worker bee only makes one teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.

• The worker bee is the smallest of the honey bees.

Facts About Making Honey

• To make honey, a honey bee will drop nectar into its honeycomb and fan it with their wings.

• One hive can make 20-60 pounds of honey in a year.

Facts About Drones

• Drone bees are male.

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PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT BEES

Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about bees. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

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 Bee & Me – A little girl befriends a bee that takes her on a journey of discovery, revealing an action that every child can take to aid in conservation. 

The Honeybee Man – Every morning, Fred climbs three flights of stairs—up to his rooftop in Brooklyn, New York—and greets the members of his enormous family: “Good morning, my bees, my darlings!”

His honeybee workers are busy—they tend the hive, feed babies, and make wax rooms. They also forage in flowers abloom across Brooklyn… so that, one day, Fred can make his famous honey, something the entire neighborhood looks forward to tasting.

The Life and Times of the Honeybee – Why do beekeepers use smoke machines when collecting honey? Can a bee really sting only once? Why do bees “dance”?

In concise, detailed text and abundant illustrations that range from the humorous to the scientific, Charles Micucci offers a wide-ranging and spirited introduction to the life cycle, social organization, and history of one of the world’s most useful insects. 

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Teaching Resources

This beautiful wooden honey bee puzzle let’s the child explore the wonderful world of honey bees.

You can add some plush bumblebee toys to your imaginative play area for kids to act out their favorite bee stories.

This collection of bee resources is full of my favorite things for teaching preschoolers about bees.

This printable bee craft for preschoolers is so cute! It is super simple to make, and it’s sure to inspire hours of imaginative play.

Spring and summer are the perfect time to learn about bees and this bee life cycle playdough mat is perfect for your unit.

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