7 - Sweet or Sour? The Honey Farmer Board Game

In this lesson the class plays a board game based on the life of a honey farmer.

Resources Needed
Playing pieces, coins to use as dice.

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Using the Apicoop producer group profile, tell the class about Apicoop, a beekeeping co-operative in Chile who provide Fairtrade honey and dried blueberries to Traidcraft. Discuss what challenges there might be for farmers and any possible solutions the class can think of.

Main Activity
In groups class plays the Sweet or Sour board game. Some groups could also go on to write a report for a newspaper about the challenges faced by honey farmers in Chile. Some groups may also want to use the blank board game template and decorate it.

What did the children learn from playing the game? Does anything about the lives of bee farmers surprise them?