Collective nouns: A swarm of bees

Collective nouns: A swarm of bees

Kids will love learning about collective nouns. Not only does it teach them about collective nouns in a fun way but they'll be fascinated by the story of how it came about. This one is a swarm of bees.

What you need:

  • computer with internet access
  • printer
  • paper
  • coloured pencils or markers

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What are collective nouns and how are they used?

Collective nouns are used to describe a group of objects or animals thinking or moving the same way.

For example, you may see a few bees in your garden: One flying over the garden, one sitting on a flower and the other is chasing your brother. This is just three bees.

If those bees are chasing your brother at the same time, he is facing a swarm of bees. Look out!

A swarm of bees

Bees are insects and live in a hive. They are deaf and in the hive it is completely dark so they rely on their sense of touch for communication.

A swarm of bees occurs when the queen bee leaves the colony and is followed by some of the worker bees. A swarm can contain up to 60 percent of the worker bees from the original colony and swarming generally occurs in spring.


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