Beautiful Bees

children learning about bees

When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer; you may want to visit the bee's house some day.  
Congo Proverb

THEORY: Bees are amazing insects that provide hours of interest to the natural scientist, the artist, the photographer, the environmentalist, the historian and the gardener. We can all learn so much about their society and achievements and they are literally right in our own backyard.


  • Look at your natural environment to get to know one of the most amazing insects on the planet.
  • Attract bees to your garden by planting flowers, trees, fruits and herbs that bees love to pollinate. It is a great way to naturally increase the beauty and fruitfulness of your garden.
  • Beekeeping, yes, seriously - beekeeping for children. All they need is the right hive, a good suit and some help to start off. Did you know the scouts use to have a Beekeeping Merit badge?
  • Learn more about bees: here is a great site with lots of resources for children to learn more about bees: baby bees house
  • Visit a local beekeeper and learn about bees and honey.
  • Visit a farmer's market and purchase some honey.
No equipment is needed to study and learn about bee (unless you decide to become beekeepers)

The Honey Makers by Gail Gibbons introduces young readers to honeybees and bee culture through pictures.

Bees, Hives, Honey!: Beekeeping for Children by Tim Rowe is full of colour photos showing how to build a hive, how to catch a swarm, how to look after the bees, and harvest the honey.
Children help build a pollinator garden which will be full of plants to attract bees
Bee collecting pollen from a flower
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. Oooooooohhhh LOVE your blog! I just found it, it is a treasure! I will spend some time catching up on your posts!

    And I love bees ;) We hope to get some hives for our farm when we get there next year!

    Samantha (Woodland Woolens)

  2. Thank you so much for focussing on bees as you know bees are my life!

  3. I'm not sure where you're getting your information, but good topic.
    I need to spend some time learning much more or understanding more. Thanks for excellent information I was looking for this info.

  4. Bees are so important for the environment, it's great that there are the resources out there to help teach kids how to care for them. I love the idea of planting a garden full of flowers just to be able to sit back and watch the bees as they buzz around. Local honey is a great produce to buy as well. Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.


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