Topic Nine - Honey Production

Objectives
  1. To understand how bees make honey
  2. To learn some of the uses of honey
  3. To learn how to manage your hive to get the most honey from your hive
  4. To recognize when it is time to extract honey from your hive

Key Words:

Evaporation – changing water from a liquid to a gas.  Taking the water from nectar and putting it into the air.

Invertasea chemical made in the bodies of the worker bees. They use invertase to help change nectar into honey.

Honey Flow:    when the weather is fine and the flowering season starts.  The flowers are producing nectar and the bees should be making honey.

iDevice icon Reflection: Questions for students to think about during the lesson
How do bees make honey?
iDevice icon Reflection: Questions for students to think about during the lesson
Compare honey and nectar.  How are they different?  How are they the same?
iDevice icon Reflection: Questions for students to think about during the lesson
What are some of the uses for honey?
iDevice icon Reflection: Questions for students to think about during the lesson
How can I manage my bees so that they make lots of honey?
iDevice icon Reflection: Questions for students to think about during the lesson
How will I know when the honey in my hive is ready to harvest?
Activity: Jigsaw
This is a method of group learning where you will learn a part of the material the whole class needs to learn. Then you will teach it to others. First your teacher will divide the class into 3 groups. There will be one group for each of the topics to be covered.  Each group will be given the material that the members of the group need to learn. You will be given time to learn the material. After the material has been learned, your teacher will make new groups. These new groups will have one member from each of the old groups. You will now teach your material to your new group. You will learn the material the other members of your group have to share.

Activity: Note Organization

Copy the following chart into your exercise book. It will help you compare honey and nectar and what they are made of.

The Differences and Similarities between Nectar and Honey

Nectar

Honey

______water

____water

______ sugars

____ sugars

______other nutrients

_____other nutrients

 

 

 

 


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