Bee Sweet


It is always so sweet to study honey bees! We sang my original song: Don’t Swat That Bee!  It is a very fun song to a similar tune of Green Grass Grows All Around.  I always sing it call and response:

Don’t swat that bee!

She doesn’t want to be mean!

She won’t hurt you–she has a lot of work to do…

She’s telling you

that you are sweet!

She thinks you are a flower!

Now isn’t that neat.


don’t swat that bee

if you want her to go

don’t swat that bee, no! No!

Just blow..wheeewwwww.

We read the story:  Are You A Bee?

are you a bee

At the end of class we made thaumatropes after learning all about the honeybee’s life cycle.  It was a picture of a flower and on the back a bee and when you spun it around the bee lands on the flower.









About Joy O' Nature

I am a naturalist on the education staff here at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. I earned a B.S. in Terrestrial Ecology with a minor in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. I recently received my MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Arizona. I have been a classroom science and environmental educator; instructing all ages from preschool to college, for most of my educated life.

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