Wax is everywhere in a hive! The comb is hexagonal cells made of wax where the honey and pollen are stored. Bee colonies will likely find a hollowed-out tree to build their beehives. During this Invitation to Create, the kids explored textured materials and paint to create beehive designs. Through this process, they discovered how to stamp designs using bubble wrap.
I set up a sensory tray for the kids to explore the pollination process. I used pom poms as the bees and dry cheese from mac n' cheese! They dipped the bees and moved them from flower to flower.
We used sand, paint, and glue to trace their names.