Pollinator Curriculum

Activity: Ecosystems and Habitats (Teacher's Guide; Worksheet)

Activity: How a Flower Works (Teacher's Guide; Worksheet)

Video: A History of Bees (Teacher's Guide; Worksheet Key)

Video: How Bees Make Honey (Teacher's Guide; Worksheet, Key )

Video: Why Bees Dance (Teacher's Guide; Worksheet; Key)

Activity: Pollinator Safari (Teacher's Guide; Worksheet)

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Other Resources

4-H Beekeeping manuals, online only (free download) from The Education Store, www.edustore.purdue.edu. Click on "4-H Youth Development" on the left of the home page and then click on "4-H Beekeeping."

New research, 2016: Rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide have reduced protein in goldenrod pollen, a key late-season food source for North American bees, a Purdue University study by co-author Dr. Jeffrey Dukes shows.

  • Research, June, 2015: Honeybee die-off less severe this year
    The honeybee population appears to have survived the winter in better shape than a year ago, but still faces several significant threats, according to Dr. Greg Hunt, professor of entomology and honeybee specialist.  The honeybee population has been declining for years, with the U.S. losing about one-third of its hives annually, Hunt said. Full story: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/honeybee-die-off-less-severe-this-year-.html
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