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How to Make a Mason Bee Habitat – Perfect Life Cycle of a Bee Activities

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We are learning all about different kinds of bees this month and building a Mason Bee Habitat. You might be wondering why we would want to help the bees, but bees are more important than a lot of people think. Today we are going to share a few tips on the importance of bees and show you how to make this beautiful DIY Mason Bee Home. We love including hands-on activities with our themed learning, and this is a great activity for everyone involved.  

September is National Honey Month and who doesn’t love honey?!  The purpose of having National Honey Month is to promote American beekeeping, the beekeeping industry, and honey as a natural and healthier sweetener. You can Help Save the Bees! 

Life Cycle of a Bee Activities

How to Make a Mason Bee Habitat, Perfect Life Cycle of a Bee Activities, Bee Theme, Hands on activities, DIY Bee Homes, Honey Bee life cycle, Bee unit Study

Make a Mason Bee Habitat – Bee Activities for Kids

Mason bee’s pollinate but don’t sting, so they are great to make homes for. With our bee decline, a bee habitat is a great project to make.

Unfortunately, the bee decline is from insecticides, pesticides, climate change and more, so teaching your children about bees or learning about them yourselves is the first step to change. 

The 2nd step is by providing the bees a safe place to live, which is another reason we wanted to share how to make a mason bee habitat.

How to Make a Mason Bee Habitat, Perfect Life Cycle of a Bee Activities, Bee Theme, Hands on activities, DIY Bee Homes, Honey Bee life cycle, Bee unit Study

 

 

DIY Mason Bee Habitat

What you will need to make your Mason Bee Habitat is in this picture below. However, I have it displayed in list form to print out towards the bottom of the page. Have fun helping the bees!

How to Make a Mason Bee Habitat, Perfect Life Cycle of a Bee Activities, Bee Theme, Hands on activities, DIY Bee Homes, Honey Bee life cycle, Bee unit Study

DIY Mason Bee Home

How to Make a Mason Bee Habitat, Perfect Life Cycle of a Bee Activities, Bee Theme, Hands on activities, DIY Bee Homes, Honey Bee life cycle, Bee unit Study

Start by saving a can or purchase a cheap can of something at the store to use 😉 Paint the outside of the can yellow and let it dry. If you are building this with your children painting the can is a great job for them to do.

How to Make a Mason Bee Habitat, Perfect Life Cycle of a Bee Activities, Bee Theme, Hands on activities, DIY Bee Homes, Honey Bee life cycle, Bee unit Study

Paint 2 black stripes around the can and let it dry.

How to Make a Mason Bee Habitat, Perfect Life Cycle of a Bee Activities, Bee Theme, Hands on activities, DIY Bee Homes, Honey Bee life cycle, Bee unit Study

Using a nail and hammer, pound 2 little holes in the can, one on each end of the sidewall.

How to Make a Mason Bee Habitat, Perfect Life Cycle of a Bee Activities, Bee Theme, Hands on activities, DIY Bee Homes, Honey Bee life cycle, Bee unit Study

Tie a piece of string through the holes, so you have a hanger for your bee house.

How to Make a Mason Bee Habitat, Perfect Life Cycle of a Bee Activities, Bee Theme, Hands on activities, DIY Bee Homes, Honey Bee life cycle, Bee unit Study

Place all the bamboo pieces in the can, making sure they are snug. This is another great job for your child to do.

How to Make a Mason Bee Habitat, Perfect Life Cycle of a Bee Activities, Bee Theme, Hands on activities, DIY Bee Homes, Honey Bee life cycle, Bee unit Study

 

How to Make a Mason Bee Habitat, Perfect Life Cycle of a Bee Activities, Bee Theme, Hands on activities, DIY Bee Homes, Honey Bee life cycle, Bee unit Study

Hang your Bee house outside in your favorite tree and wait for the bees to move in.

 

The national media regularly features dire stories on honeybee colony collapse and its danger to our food supply. But there’s another, an unsung bee that has the potential to save the planet… the mason bee. – Mason Bee Revolution 

 

National Geographic Readers: BeesThe Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s BeesThe Life and Times of the HoneybeeWhat If There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions)

Mason Bee House

What’s Needed

 

Directions

1. Paint the outside of the can yellow and let dry.

2. Paint 2 black stripes around the can and let dry.

3. Using the nail and hammer, pound 2 little holes in the can, one on each end of the sidewall.

4. Tie a piece of string through the holes, so you have a hanger for your house.

5. Place all the bamboo pieces in the can, making sure they are snug.

6. Hang your Bee house outside in your favorite tree and wait for the bees to move in.

Have fun!

Make it a Bee Unit Study

Whether you are rowing The Bee Tree like us or enjoying a bee unit study, we wanted to share some of these hands-on activities with you.

How to Make a Mason Bee Habitat, Perfect Life Cycle of a Bee Activities, Bee Theme, Hands on activities, DIY Bee Homes, Honey Bee life cycle, Bee unit Study

You can extend your Bee unit study by reading books about Bees, learning about the bee life cycle, make playdough, try out candle making, and taste test a variety of honey. These bee activities have been so much fun. And we’ve liked learning about different types of bees. 

Bee Cookie Cutter Set - 3 Piece - Bee, Beehive and Small Flower - Ann Clark - US Tin Plated SteelSafari Ltd Safariology the Life Cycle of a Honey Bee4 Pcs/set Magic Bee Eye Effect Kaleidoscope Wooden Kids Toy Prism to Observe the Colorful World Funny Children GiftsPure Raw Honey Natural USDA Organic Certified Kosher Honey for Eating - All Natural Sweetener for Tea with Vitamin C - Increases Energy - Boosts Immunity - Honey for Skin Care - Acne Beauty Treatment

How to Make a Mason Bee Habitat, Perfect Life Cycle of a Bee Activities, Bee Theme, Hands on activities, DIY Bee Homes, Honey Bee life cycle, Bee unit Study

Floral Honey Sticks 100 with Organic Beeswax Lip Balm Pure & Natural Clover Wildflower Bulk Honey Stix or Honey Straws Honey Stick for Tea, Coffee or Snacking Pursito Brand HoneystixMake Your Own Beeswax Candle Kit - Includes 10 Assorted Colored 100% Beeswax Honeycomb Sheets and Approx. 6 Yards (18 Feet) of Cotton Wick - Each Sheet Measures Approx. 8Mason Bee House for Solitary Bees - BONUS Viewing Window, Wildflower Seeds, Guide - Wooden Beeblock Bee Home Nest to Attract Wild Native Orchard Mason Bees, Leafcutter Bees to Garden – Great GiftBee Habitat Wall Mounted

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Congratulations, you are making a difference. Just reading this and learning more about bees is awesome. Thank you for visiting and feel free to leave a comment below. 

 

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How to Make a Mason Bee Habitat, Perfect Life Cycle of a Bee Activities, Bee Theme, Hands on activities, DIY Bee Homes, Honey Bee life cycle, Bee unit Study
How to Make a Mason Bee Habitat, Perfect Life Cycle of a Bee Activities, Bee Theme, Hands on activities, DIY Bee Homes, Honey Bee life cycle, Bee unit Study
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