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Planting for Bees! (Year 3 – Year 4)

Immerse your students in a journey to discover the invaluable relationship between bees and plants. Developed by our very own qualified teachers, ‘Planting for Bees!’ Year 3 – Year 4 includes a complete unit of work including 11x 1 hour lesson plans with a focus on pollination and the European Honey Bee as a vital pollinator.

Students will explore the process of pollination, plant and bee biology, the impact of the honey bee on our food security, and the role we play as humans in supporting the symbiotic relationship between bees and plants. ‘Planting for Bees!’ is aligned with the Australian and Victorian Science Curriculum.

Shipments to WA and Tasmania will not include seeds or honey due to biosecurity restrictions.

‘Planting for Bees!’ Unit of Work (Sample)


Learning Kit Includes:

  • Complete unit of work – 11 x 1 hour lesson plans
  • Worksheets and assessment templates
  • Supporting videos and sound clips
  • 30x Bee Friendly Seed packets
  • 30x Mini Honey Tasting Kits
  • ‘Bees Are Our Friends’ by Toni D’Alia & Alice Lindstrom
  • ‘Bee Play’ props including; cleaning gloves, bee figurine, drawstring bag with wax, shield, headbands and buckets, prop pollen, and a crown.

‘Planting for Bees!’ provides students with opportunities to:

  • Explore the anatomy of a honey bee and their lifecycle.
  • Enjoy a honey tasting experience to explore how the nectar source creates the unique taste profile of different honeys.
  • Learn about the cross section of a flower to develop an understanding of how bees pollinate and how pollination works.
  • Understand the importance of the symbiotic relationship between bees, plants and humans.
  • Learn about the importance of honey bees for our food security.
  • Discover what ‘bee friendly’ flowers are and how we can encourage bees into our environments.


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