Bee Builders


Bee Builders

In this activity, learners make a model of a beehive using simple materials. In the process, learners discover that honeybees build their hives using wax from their bodies, shaped into 6-sided cells where honey and eggs are stored for protection. The “Did You Know” section details how many eggs a queen bee can lay in one day, and how scout bees tell others to find flowers.

Materials List:

  • Large, brown paper shopping bag

  • Cardboard egg carton (or two)

  • Yellow, dark brown, and white construction paper

  • Wax paper

  • Glue

  • Scissors


Topics: Nature & Environment, Ecology, Animals

Grade Level: Grades 3 - 8

Activity Type: Model, Arts/Crafts

Preparation Time: 10 - 30 minutes

Activity Time: 45 - 60 minutes