Bees & Seeds

We began the week observing a pollen-laden bee flying from sunflower to sunflower in our school garden. This prompted a conversation about how bees help plants make seeds and led us to the middle school garden, where we found a pumpkin cut open to reveal its seeds. We also looked inside a squash, a tomato, and an apple and found seeds in each of them as well. The week ended with a bee ‘picnic’ of royal jelly (or bee milk), bee bread (pollen and nectar), honey, and some waggle dancing!

Evergreen, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, and Shell find sunflowers as tall as they are!

The busy worker bees fed the queen bee royal jelly during our bee ‘picnic’!

Examining seeds from a squash in the garden.

Rock climbing!