Give Me Some Sugar, Honey!
2 hour periods
w The student uses technology resources to find information.
The student understands that the bee is a producer of honey and
other products that are consumed by people.
w The student understands the economics of the production of honey.
Children's Book Patricia Polacco's The Bee Tree
Various honey flavors, banana, Popsicle sticks, toppings
economy, production, extract, liquid honey, comb honey, edible, crystallize, spun honey, beeswax, pollen, royal jelly
Online Glossaries: Sue Bee Glossary and Honey Facts
1. Review story The Bee Tree and how honey is made.
Refer to students previous work.
2. Discuss ways in which people use honey and how it helps our
FYI: while foraging for nectar and pollen, bees inadvertently transfer pollen from the male to the female components of flowers. Each year, bees pollinate 95 crops worth an estimated $10 billion in the U.S. alone. Insect pollinators contribute to one-third of the world's diet.
3. Student will research the history of honey and its uses then and
4. Students will create a table to show their findings:
List year, country, people, how it was used, how it is used today.
5. The student will research other products we get from the honey
bee. List the products and their uses after visiting the following sites:
Honey ; Cyber Bee; Nature- Bees ; Big Chalk- Bees Wax
6. Student will make Banana Pops in activity center. See Busy
Student will make a History
Table. to show the history of honey and
Student will make a table to
show other products people get from
bees and their uses.
w Student will show completed recipe through a photo.
Students will pick a recipe to do, copy it, and try it at home under
the supervision of parent or guardian. Honey Recipes or Sue Bee Recipes
Warning: Print warning note to send home on honey and infants.
b. Search through groceries at home and write down the product
names that contain honey as an ingredient.
in different kinds of honey. Have a honey tasting contest and
have students graph the results.
b. Research to find where is honey is and from what flowers.
Make a table to show findings. Sue Bee Products