The Bees in Your Backyard, written by Joseph Wilson and Olivia Messinger Carril is a comprehensive, accessible guide to over 4000 species of bees in North America. Along with informative text, over 900 colour photographs make this a highly visual, accessible tool for budding readers.
Written and illustrated by Charles Mincucci, The Life and Times of the Honeybee is full of interesting, humorous, and surprising facts about the honey bee.
The Beeman is written by Laurie Kreb and illustrated by Valeria Cis. The Beeman is sweet story written written in gentle rhyme, from the point of view of a young boy watching his grandfather tend the bees and harvest honey. Illustrations are done in soft pastels with bright pops of colour. 6 pages of non-fiction text at the end of the story provide extra information for curious readers.
Created by the Wilderness Committee, this guide is designed to help you make your garden a bee-friendly environment. It includes information about which flowers are best for bees, and some simple tips that you can use to help a bee in need.
Safari Ltd Life Cycle of A Honey Bee in Figures- sold by Amazon.ca. Visual tool to promote hands on exploration and learning.
Earth Ranger Jovanna chats with Dr. John Purdy to learn all about the importance of bees. Did you know that without bees as pollinators, we would have a hard time growing the many fruits and vegetables that we eat? 3 minute video clip by Earth Rangers- The Kids' Conservation Organization
Citizen-Science opportunity for students to count pollinators in their home and/or school gardens. Resource is based in Australia, but idea is easily adaptable to Canada. Website provides good collection of resources (charts, how-to's, FAQs). Results can be submitted to Bumble Bee Watch Canada.
Bees & Blooms, Plant and Pollinators. K – 4. Children check out the Bee Yard, and learn about the interdependence of plants and pollinators, including native plants and insects. They will explore the Botanical Garden in spring using their five senses. They might even meet the Queen! program available after 11 am only for best insect activity.
Read about Apis mellifera (honey bee) and other bee varieties on the Animal Diversity Web. Online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation. App available.
World Book Kids offers articles, videos, images, and audio about bees. Easy to use, option to hear text read aloud.