Agriculture Literacy Week - 2013

Bees, Honey and Pollination


March 18-22 is Agricultural Literacy Week in New York State. This year's theme is bees, honey and pollination. These resources were created in partnership with New York Agriculture in the Classroom and were designed for use by teachers with students in grades K-4 to help increase the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of New York State agriculture. (Photo courtesy of the National Honey Board -

The materials include 6 features, and a set of graphic organizers in PDF format.

New York News Publishers Association member newspapers are welcome to incorporate these materials into their NIE program free of charge. All other users are informed that these materials are available for nonprofit educational research/teaching/scholarship purposes only. Anyone is welcome to share these materials by adding a link to your own website(s), although full framing is not allowed. Permission for printing multiple copies must be obtained from NYNPA. Copyright is held by the New York News Publishers Association.

A special thank you to Jan and Carey Cook from who assisted with the word search and crossword puzzle in these features!

Features and Graphic Organizers

Intro to NYS Ag KWL - Know, Want to Know, Learned
Basic Bee Facts The Body of a Honeybee - draw in missing parts
Busy As A Bee - Bee Expressions, Idioms NYS Agriculture is Big Business
Sweet As Honey - Recipe with Honey Word or Expressions
Bee Word Search Step-by-Step Comics Recipe
Bee Crossword Puzzle Agriculture Poem


Click here to download all six features and here to download the complete set of graphic organizers with an additional list of web resources and answer keys for word search and crossword.

If you would like to access the NIE Ag Literacy Week 2011 content on Poultry, click here.

For more about NYS Agriculture in the Classroom go to

For more agriculture education info & materials go to the National Association of Agricultural Educators' website at


If you have any questions about this project or for more information about Newspaper In Education programs contact Mary Miller via email or call 518-449-1667.


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