Did You Know Honey is Really Bee Puke?

Despite the title, here is a video that makes honey even sweeter! Biology scholars journey inside a beehive with a fascinating video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions playlist. Pupils learn about the social structure of a honey bee hive, how pollen becomes honey, and how much honey a single bee makes in her lifetime.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Add the video to an insect unit or to highlight honey in a nutrition lesson
  • Follow up the resource with a look at types of and uses for honey throughout history
Classroom Considerations
  • Make sure pupils are aware of how enzymes work, as well as the structure of different sugars
Pros
  • Animated bees help convey the roles of worker and processor bees
  • The narrator provides clear explanations of the chemical processes that occur inside bees to produce honey
Cons
  • None
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