Native bees

Ngaro huruhuru

 Did you know there are 28 species of ngaro huruhuru (native bee) in New Zealand? They look and behave quite differently to their foreign cousins the European honey bee.

Find out more about them by taking the challenges on our native bee activity sheet, and then make your own native bee mask!

Download, print and enjoy the native bees activity sheet here.

- Download, print and colour in the native bee mask here.

Find out more fun facts about native bees here.

Scroll through the images below of the native bee activity sheet and mask to get you inspired!

(Looking for more fun activities? Try our Kids Discovery activities here).

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