activities go along with my other articles, making a complete
bee unit study.
Draw and label a bee and
Bees are partly responsible
for many of the products we use every day, such as: shoe polish, candles,
crayons, lipstick, cold creams, ink, wallpaper, gum, moisturizer cream
and more. Make some of the following recipes.
Make this honey recipe:
Warm up some honey in
a pot, add some lavender flowers (you can purchase your own lavender plants
in the herb section of any store that sells plants. Some grocery stores
carry this herb plant too). Continue to warm the honey and lavender on
the stove, do not let it boil. Strain the honey through a sieve and throw
away the sticky lavender flowers.
Pour the lavender honey
into a pretty glass jar. Tie a bow around the neck of the jar and glue
some lavender flowers on the lid. This would be a nice gift or have a tea
party and serve this honey in your tea.
Make furniture polish:
Melt 4 ounces of beeswax
and 2 tablespoons of carnauba wax (found at health food stores) in microwave
or in double boiler. Remove from heat and add in 2 1/2 cups mineral spirits
(hardware store). Apply to clean cloth (do not apply directly to furniture),
rub cloth in small circles on furniture, turn cloth to buff.