Bumble bee © Allen Watkin. CC-BY-SA 2.0.

Classification: Insect

Groups can be encouraged to choose animals of different classes (reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc.).

E-books and some videos are available free-of-charge for teachers via a one-time subscription at the Epic! website.

Consider using websites like SafeShare.TV and ViewPure to remove ads from websites.

  • Websites

    10 Facts About Bees!

    Discover the facts about bees.


    Bee facts and information about Bumble Bees, Carpenter Bees, Honeybees, and Killer Bees.

    Bees and Wasps

    Interactive website for learning basic information about both bees and wasps.

    Honey Bee (Animal Facts)

    Basic information about the Honey Bee. Some pages are available in Spanish. Included in Animal Facts in the Invertebrates section are pages for the Bumblebee, Honey Bee, and more.

  • Videos

    Bees for Kids

    Video of bees working in a hive.

    Busy Bees (3:59)

    Animated and live action video about bees.

  • Portal Texts

    Buzzy the Bumblebee

    by Denise Brennan-Nelson

    ISBN-13: 978-1585361663

    The King of Bees

    by Lester Laminack

    ISBN-13: 978-1561459537 (F&P level: O)
  • Research Books

    Amazing Bees

    by Sue Unstead

    ISBN-13: 978-1465446046 (F&P level: Q)

    Bees (Mighty Minibeasts)

    by Debbie Gallagher

    ISBN-13: 978-1608705436

    Bees (True Books)

    by Larry Dane Brimner

    ISBN-13: 978-0516211602 (F&P level: M)

    Honey Bees (Explore My World)

    by Jill Esbaum

    ISBN-13: 978-1426327131 (F&P level: M)

    Zoom in on Bees

    by Melissa Stewart

    ISBN-13: 978-0766042100 (F&P level: M)
  • E-books on


    by Aaron Frisch

    (F&P level: J)

    Honey Bee

    by Katie Marsico

    (F&P level: P)

    Honey Bees (Explore My World)

    by Jill Esbaum

    (F&P level: M)

    Inside the Bees’ Hive

    by Karen Ang

    (F&P level: S)

    Killer Bees

    by Meish Goldish

    (F&P level: O)

    The Life Cycle of a Bee

    by Colleen Sexton

    (F&P level: M)

    What’s It Like To Be A Bee?

    by Jinny Johnson

  • Skype a Scientist

    Scientist: Susan Weiner

    Schedule a skype session with Susan Weiner, who studies social insects!

    Skype A Scientist matches over 2000+ scientists with classrooms around the world! Scientists skype into your classroom for 30–60-minute Q&A sessions that can cover the scientist’s expertise or what it’s like to be a scientist. Multiple topics are available.