Harbor and Sprout

Beekeeping Patchwork Study


Welcome to the Harbor + Sprout Beekeeping Patchwork Study, the April 2022 release of our original elementary-level homeschool unit study curriculum. This unit study features 4 weeks of lesson plans and materials covering all 9 of our core subjects and a playful supplemental section of thematic activities. This unit study is meant for use by children ages 3-12. 

This unit is delivered via a secure link as a digital download. Shop our corresponding Morning Basket Pack by Rebecca Clarke of Whimsy Printables here!



Daily, weekly, and monthly planning pages
Booklist including stories, poems, and field guides with recommended ages, subject correspondence, and brief summaries for each title
Lesson plans for 4 levels of learning
Family read aloud recommendations
Character kit- new monthly character illustrated by Stephanie Groves to act as your guide through the unit
Unit Recipe 
Supply List


Week 1: Bee Anatomy & Life Cycle
Week 2: Inside the Hive
Week 3: The Chemistry of Honey
Week 4: Pollination, CCD, & Equipment

Nature Study

Week 1: Honey Bee Identification
Week 2: Honey Bee Vision
Week 3: Honey Bee Communication
Week 4: Honey Varieties

Language Arts

Week 1: Winnie - the - Pooh
Week 2: Interjections
Week 3: Anthropomorphism
Week 4: Puns


Week 1: Plan
Week 2: Write
Week 3: Revise & Storyboard
Week 4: Illustrate


Week 1: Honey Stealing
Week 2: Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt
Week 3: History of Beehives
Week 4: Indigenous Honey Bees


Week 1: Bolivia
Week 2: Maps
Week 3: Bolivia: Land of Diversity
Week 4: Bees in Bolivia


Week 1: Bee Friendly Music
Week 2: Wing Music & Percussion Sounds
Week 3: Sweet as Honey: Tonality
Week 4: Bee Happy


Week 1: Hexagonal Patterns
Week 2: Tactile Process Art
Week 3: Exploring Batik
Week 4: Mixed Media Collages


Week 1: Busy Bee Shapes
Week 2: Busy Bee Counting Games
Week 3: Number Bonds
Week 4: Sum Flowers


Nature Activities

Anatomy of a Bee Activity
Bee Alphabet Letter Cards
Bee Coloring Sheets
Bee Memory Game
Bee Number Cards
Bee Tangram Puzzle

Flying Bee Puppet
How Bees Make Honey
Life Cycle of a Bee Pack
Life of Bees Cards

Wellness & Quiet Time

Bee Joke Book
Beekeeper Notes Pun Cards
Beekeeper's Guide (Spanish)
Bee Royalty Crown Templates

Writing & Language Arts

Beekeeping Vocabulary
Spelling Bee
Word Searches
B is for Bee
Beekeeping Copy Work
Bee Poetry
Writing Reference Pages
Spelling Puzzles and Cards

Each lesson comes with a lesson plan split into 4 distinct levels of learning to help you use the materials for your child's individual needs. This allows for family-style learning for ages 3-12 and years worth of connection and education!