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November 14th, 2023

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Every part of a bee's body is important for it's job! Watch this short video on Bee Anatomy to learn more!

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Explore more about bee anatomy with these bee crafts!

Create a Bee Mask:

We have created a template for a bee mask! Print out the template on paper (preferably card stock), then color and cut out the pieces. Attach the pieces using tape or staples. Follow our photo instructions to build!

Once you're finished, join the HIVE by posting a photo on Facebook or Instagram and tagging us: FlGeoAlliance!

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Bee Mask Template

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Bee Mask Template

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What do we know about bees?

Welcome to Day 2 of Florida Geography Awareness Week! Today’s topic is:


What do we know about bees?

After the lesson on Day 1, we know that bees dance to communicate! They perform the "Bee Waggle" to show other bees where to find pollen. Also, we know that pollination is an important part of agriculture, needed for fruits and vegetables to grow.

But what do we know about the anatomy of bees? What about their body characteristics help them in their "work"? Today, we will explore these topics and BEE CREATIVE!     

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This is where their eyes, antennae, and mouth are located. Bees have compound eyes that help them see different colors and shapes, and their antennae act like super-sensitive feelers, helping them sense their surroundings.


This is the middle part of their body and the power center for flying. Bees have four wings attached to their thorax, allowing them to zip around from flower to flower. They also have six legs for walking and grabbing onto things.


The abdomen is at the back, and it's where the bee's stinger, digestive system, and wax glands are found. The stinger is a defense tool, and the digestive system helps process nectar into honey.

Bees have fascinating anatomy! They have 3 main body parts:

Bees are also covered in tiny hairs, which serve various purposes. Some hairs help them collect pollen, while others trap a layer of air, making them waterproof and helping them float if they land in water. All these parts work together to make bees the incredible and important insects they are in our ecosystems!

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Test your bee anatomy knowledge with a worksheet 

and a KAHOOT quiz!

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For a PDF version of the photo instructions, click on the link below!

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Build a Bee Activity:

We've created two versions of this activity, one with paper, and one with styrofoam. Choose whatever version fits best with your student age and available materials! Use the template(s) to create your own bee, and assemble the bee anatomy. Get creative, vote on the best one, and don't forget to tag us on social media so everyone can share their bees! 

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Get ready for Day 3:

Where are they, and why are they important?

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