Summertime is the perfect time of year to celebrate bees and honey! We love to watch as the bees stop at each flower in our garden. They are so very busy collecting nectar, we observe. We notice their fuzzy little legs covered in yellow pollen too. We record what we see in our nature journals.
We spend time reading beautiful books about bees aloud. We record our learning in our nature journals as well. It is also a long-standing tradition to bake buttermilk biscuits and enjoy them with honey made by the bees.
We have a few favorite bee songs that we love to sing and bee poems that we love to recite each day before we go out to play. We craft super simple yarn-wrapped pine cone bees together, and we make our very own homemade beeswax candles. They smell so sweet! When we burn them, they remind us of our friends, the bees.
Beautiful Picture Books on Bees and Honey
Zooma Zooma Zee
Busy, busy bee
Sipping at the flowers
In the summer hours
Here is the little beehive
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees
Soon they come creeping out of the hive
One, two, three, four, five