Bees are a crucial part of our world. They are some of the hardest working creatures on the planet, and we owe many thanks to this amazing yet often under appreciated insect. Our lives – and the world as a whole – would be a much different place if bees didn't exist.
Please watch this video discussing what would happen to our world if we did not have bees. You will be quizzed on this!
Source: historychannel. “A World Without Bees | History.” YouTube, YouTube, 7 June 2014, www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X1xIIyZw3M.
Source: “13 Fascinating Facts About Bees.” Mental Floss, 18 Nov. 2013, mentalfloss.com/article/53691/13-fascinating-facts-about-bees.
Click on the hyperlink below and read the article. After reading, take out your science journals and write down the top five ways in which bees help our ecosystem. In your own words, describe how the bees help in these ways.
Source: “5 Ways Bees are Important to the Environment.” Canada's leading Lawn and Garden Manufacturer, www.pthomeandgarden.com/5-ways-bees-are-important-to-the-environment/.
Create a Google Docs form and individually, respond to the following question with a three paragraph minimum response.
Why do you think bees are important? What are some of your favorite foods that would be extinct or very limited without bees. How many of these foods are in your house right now?
Source: “List of Foods We Will Lose if We Don't Save the Bees.” Urban Beekeepers, honeylove.org/list-of-food/.