Free Kids’ and Classroom Resources

A bees are a science class with wings, offering fascinating insights into the environment, biology, ecology, and nutrition. For educators or parents looking to create buzz about bees with children, we offer two tools to inspire environmental stewardship, teach children about bees and the consequences of bee population collapse, and how to build habitat and food supplies to support bees.

The Bee Conservancy’s Kids and Classroom Resources have been developed by experts to educate, inspire, and empower individuals to pursue their passion for bees and the environment.

Hive Jobs Cut & Color Activity

Hive Jobs gives kids the chance to get creative while learning about some of the many jobs honey bees perform in their hive —  from nurse bees, to guard bees, to the oh-so-royal Queen. Children everywhere will soon be abuzz with excitement! This activity requires access to a printer, scissors, and your coloring tools of choice. Special thanks to Texas Roadhouse for sponsoring this activity. 

Abuzz! News From the Hive

Abuzz! News from the Hive is a colorful, fun, educational magazine that teaches environmental stewardship through the lives of bees. This guide explains why bees are vital to our food supply and how kids can help to protect them. Abuzz is written and illustrated to engage and educate children in grades 2-3 and includes crafts, recipes, cartoons, puzzles and bee-focused classified ads.

The Educator’s Guide to Hosting a Beehive

Discover best practices to welcome bees to your educational center. This guide is based on years of experience managing hundreds of hives in K-12 schools, university campuses, and other institutions. Discover which bees to select, where to place them, and how to start a beekeeping program, plant bee-friendly gardens, and establish native bee homes.