We had an email from @louisebrown asking us where bees go in the winter so we decided to learn all about bees.
We like to make things so the first thing we did was make a little bee of our own.
Next we started finding out about bees by looking in books and on the internet.
We also found a lovely film about a beekeeper.
We learned that bees only fly around if it’s warmer than 10 degrees. If it gets colder they huddle together in their hive or nest and try to keep the queen bee warm. The workers all shudder and tremble to make her warm and they take it in turns to be on the outside so no bee gets too cold (a bit like penguins!).
We love honey so we wanted to learn a bit more about how it’s made. Bees make honey in their hives. The honeycomb they make has a really good pattern, which is made up of hexagons (six-sided shapes). We made a honeycomb pattern.
Putting together shapes like this is called tessellation. Honeycomb is a great example of tessellation.
Once we’d made our honeycomb pattern we drew some bees on it. They’re going back to the beehive to keep warm until the weather gets better.