TLF ID M020819
This is a unit of work about bees and their vital role in the food chain and in agricultural production. The unit supports primary students to understand the basic biology of bees and to differentiate between native bees and the introduced honey bees. The unit is divided into a number of activities that focus on: bee anatomy; pollination; the life cycle of the honey bee and the various roles in the hive. The unit concludes with a discussion of the risk posed by the Varroa mite and the importance of quarantine procedures to protect Australia hives from this destructive pest. The unit is accompanied by a video of the same title.