PLANET BEE IS ON A MISSION TO CHANGE THE WORLD - ONE BEE 🐝 & ONE MIND AT A TIME!Planet Bee is dedicated to creating a green-minded generation by teaching about the importance of bees as a pathway to STEM, conservation, and innovations in agriculture, cultivating the green leaders of tomorrow through the power of science and stewardship. We teach in the US and Canada in schools, nonprofits, and corporations both virtually and in person.
Our programs are provided at no cost to schools and nonprofits in our dedication to social justice, preventing any barrier to inclusion. Special thanks to our generous grantmakers, donors, and corporate partners for sponsoring our programs nationwide.
NEW PROGRAM ALERT!This 5-unit Garden and Agriculture STEM Digital Tool Kit for the classroom cultivates sustainability through asynchronous lessons that connect soil, bees, seeds, and food.
Beeyond HARVESTEd Program
Special thanks to our premier sponsor, The GIANT Company!
Innovative Environmental STEM Education Program
Our lessons align with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core!
We teach about the importance of bees to our food systems and ecosystems as a pathway to conservation and STEM fields, cultivating the green leaders of tomorrow through the power of science and stewardship.
Our Environmental STEM Education program brings asynchronous and synchronous STEM lessons into your classroom! Educators can access professional development workshops, real-time virtual STEM lessons taught by our certified teachers, asynchronous lesson videos, scripted lesson plans, differentiated supplemental material, educational material grants, stewardship grants, and our Native Bee Citizen Science Projects.
In our commitment to social justice, lessons are provided at NO COST to schools and nonprofits thanks to our generous donors and grantmakers.
Corporate Team Building Programs
Build employee relations and a sense of stewardship with a unique team-building workshop!
Check our innovative virtual and on-site team-building workshops including virtual honey tasting, corporate beekeeping programs, native bee house building for student STEM kits, and Native Bee Nest Making Workshop which includes Citizen Science led by Dr. Jason Graham, Planet Bee Entolomogist and Native Bee expert!
Not what you are looking for? No problem, we will custom design a workshop to align with your organization’s initiatives and social responsibility goals!
Native Bee Community Science Program
Become a real bee scientist through this unique conservation opportunity, as you participate in community science while supporting local bee and pollinator populations! This program includes a self-paced program for community members and schools.This engaging program includes creating a native bee nest and conducting research to collect data using scientific methods (including the iNaturalist app) as you help bees survive through stewardship projects.
The Importance of Bees, STEM & Stewardship
We are dedicated to creating a green-minded generation by teaching about the importance of bees to foster environmental literacy, conservation, stewardship, and a pathway to STEM. With our world facing the daunting issue of climate change, people can feel overwhelmed and powerless. By educating students (of all ages) about the real-world environmental issue of bee decline and providing them with steps to help solve it, we are creating lifetime stewards of the environment and the critical thinkers of tomorrow.
We are proud to have educated over 300,000 individuals (and counting) through our in-person and virtual STEM program. We are deeply committed to social justice and provide our lessons at NO COST to schools and nonprofits! Your donation reaches the communities we impact, the lives of the people we educate, and the hives of the bees we love to support.
Every $10 Educates One Student about Bees.
What Others are Saying About our Programs
“Planet Bee is an exceptional partner that offers deep engagement, going beyond the four walls of our store to take this important education into our schools, backyards and communities.”— Rob Twyman, President of Whole Foods Market Northern California
“Thank you for coming to our school and getting there early. When you got to hear the bees through the vent thing it sounded like a hundred bees were about to get out. But they didn’t. You guys are right, we need bees and fruit, and honey bees are very good to our world. ”— Sean, Student & Jr. Environmental Steward
Equity & Inclusion
Planet Bee stands in support of equality and humanity to all, for all. The mission of this nonprofit is to educate, empower, and inspire people from all walks of life in our commitment to social justice. We teach others how to help the environment through acts of stewardship for bees. We fulfill this mission by supporting our local communities and students across the nation - and we won’t stop. We’re dedicated to providing opportunities that can change the world for the better through the power of science. We believe that fostering a connection to nature is a powerful force for humanity & healing the planet, now more than ever. At this intersection, we celebrate life, love, and Mother Earth.
Planet Bee Theory of Change
All lessons are hands-on and developmentally appropriate for grades K-12. Our interdisciplinary lessons center around the topic of the struggling bee and teach students pollinator conservation using the Next Generation Science Standards. Environmental stewardship is at the heart of every lesson. Through experiential learning, we incorporate biology, ecology, math, art, and engineering along with offering schools the opportunity to get involved with our Native Bee Citizen Science Project to contribute to scientific research and help support local bee species.