Students will love this digital escape room on the honey bee.
Honey bees, or the western honey bee in particular, is known scientifically as Apis mellifera. Honey bees play a vital role in our lives. Seed plants produce fruit after pollinators such as bees and butterflies pollinate them by inadvertently transporting pollen from male to female flower parts. It is estimated that three-quarters of flowering plants require pollinators in order to produce fruit. Many agricultural crops, on the order of $14 billion dollars worth, depend upon domesticated bee hives to help with pollination, and some, such as almonds, are 100% dependent upon the honey bee for pollination. In a role more familiar to most, honey bees also collect and concentrate nectar in the production of honey.
The Digital Escape Room on The Honey Bee
The honey bee is a very social insect. Honey bees live in hives within a very structured social order. Each hive contains one queen, a few hundred drones, or male bees, and the worker bees, all-female. Wild (feral) hives will contain up to 20,000 bees, while managed bees can live in colonies of up to 80,000 bees. The sole purpose of drone bees are to mate with the queen, and her sole purpose is to produce eggs. The queen lives 2 to 5 years, whereas the drones live only about 8 weeks. All housekeeping tasks in the hive are performed by the female worker bees, who constitute the majority of the hive. Most worker bees live about 6 weeks, except for those born in the late fall, who will live until the following spring. Worker bees have a barbed stinger that rips out of their abdomen upon use, which kills them and thus can. Download your copy of the digital escape room on the honey bee today.
Digital Escape Room on Honey Bees!
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This digital escape room is a fun and engaging way for your elementary science class to learn about honey bees!
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If you want to try a fun and unique way for your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students to learn about honey bees, this digital escape room is exactly what you’re looking for!