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Buzzing About Bees

Created by 49th Teachers
  • Age: 4 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
tagged: ecosystem, pollinators, bees, nature, climate
Bees are about to wake up for the season and start their incredibly important work: pollinating plants and helping keep our planet's ecosystem strong and healthy. Here are a few books to help you explore the fascinating world of bees with your classroom or library!

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The Beekeepers: How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees (Scholastic Focus)

by Dana L. Church
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., environmental science & ecosystems, endangered

Dive deep into the world of this everyday insect -- and the science behind its uncertain future.

 

Bumble bees are as familiar to most of us as the flowers these fuzzy insects feed upon. But did you know that the bees in your garden could be escapees from a local greenhouse, or descended from stowaways on a Viking ship?

Bumble bees are a vital part of …

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Follow That Bee!

A First Book of Bees in the City

illustrated by Scot Ritchie
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., endangered, environmental conservation & protection

Pedro, Nick, Yulee, Sally and Martin are buzzing with excitement today! The five friends are visiting Martin's neighbor, Mr. Cardinal. He keeps beehives in his backyard, and he's offered to show them how honeybees live. As the kids help Mr. Cardinal with his work, he explains how bees feed and pollinate, what happens inside their colony, how they b …

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Bees and Other Pollinators

by Wendy Pirk
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: insects, spiders, etc.

Bees and other pollinators help pollinate the plants that give us many of our favourite foods.

Bees are North America’s most important pollinators.

Honeybees have 2 stomachs. One is for food, and the other is used to carry nectar back to the hive.

Chocolate is made from the cacao plant. Without bats to pollinate the cacao plant, there would be no …

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What's the Buzz?

Keeping Bees in Flight

by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems

Whether they live alone or together, in a hive or in a hole in the ground, bees do some of the most important work on the planet: pollinating plants. What’s the Buzz? celebrates the magic of bees—from swarming to dancing to making honey—and encourages readers to do their part to keep the hives alive.
All over the world, bee colonies are dwind …

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Buzz About Bees

by Kari-Lynn Winters
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., endangered, zoology

Imagine a world without bees. Not only would it be less colourful - with fewer wildflowers and flowering plants - it would be less fruitful as well. A world without bees would mean a world where the food supply would be significantly diminished. Global bee researcher Laurence Packer estimates that bees are responsible for 1/3 of our food supply.

Buz …

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Exploring the World of Bees

by Tracy C. Read
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: insects, spiders, etc.

We watch bees buzzing from plant to plant in our gardens, yet apart from worrying about being stung, many of us don't give them another thought. But who are these flying insects, and what exactly are they doing in our backyards?

Exploring the World of Bees covers the differences in the social lives of bees and how they organize their families, th …

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Big City Bees

by Maggie De Vries, illustrated by Renne Benoit
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: environment, insects, spiders, etc.

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Nominated for the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration

Vivid writing and luminous art combine to tell a modern story that introduces young readers to the wonders of bees For city kids like Sophie and Matthew, growing pumpkins is a big thrill.

But they're worried. They know they need bees to make their pumpkins grow. But will the bees …