BEES, HORNETS & WASPS
Microsoft ® Office PowerPoint
of Slides: 37
for grades: 3 - 12
presentation introduces students to the world of Hymenoptera - insects
within the Order that have wings with membranes.
will learn how to visually tell the difference between a bee, a hornet
and a wasp. Common characteristics are described.
examination of the European Honey Bee begins with an explanation of
their social behaviours. Students will learn where bees make their
hives and that someone who cares for a bees is called a
"beekeeper" and that the management of bees is known as
will illustrate what the interior of a hive and honeycombs look like.
jobs of the Queen and Drones are defined. The work of busy Worker
bees are categorized as "nurse", "house", and
as cross-pollinators of human food crops and economically and
ecologically important insects is illustrated.
will learn that bees carry an electrostatic charge and that they pack
pollen into a "scopa" and "pollen baskets".
as producers of beeswax and honey is explained as is their communication
behaviours of "round" and "waggle" dancing.
go on to learn about the similarities and differences of bees to hornets
and wasps including where hornets build their colonies and diet.
illustrate the interior and exterior construction of hornet/wasp nests
made of chewed tree bark.
action of mutual feeding (trophallaxis) is introduced.
behaviours of all three species are compared.
presentation ends with some fun bee, hornet and wasp facts.
terms: beekeeper, apiculture, honeycomb, colony, hive, Queen,
Drone, Worker, propolis, scopa, pollen basket, cross-pollination,
proboscis, honey sac, trophallaxis, and pheromone .
Roiser BAA, BEd &
Kevin Chorowiec OCT, BAS, BEd