By establishing an apiary, the museum wishes to raise awareness of the decline in bees. Thanks to you, we can counter the major shortage of pollinators in urban areas.
When the glands in her abdomen start to produce wax, the wax bee uses it to make hexagon- shaped honeycombs.2.00 $ Add to cart
Shortly after being born, the young bee assumes responsibility for cleaning each cell so that the Queen bee can lay an egg there.2.00 $ Add to cart
As soon as her organs are ready to make royal jelly, the bee can become a “nurse” who will feed the queen, the larvae and the drones.2.00 $ Add to cart
When it is necessary, certain bees cool the hive by creating an air current to control the temperature, the humidity and the carbon dioxide level. To do this, the fanning bees take up their position at the exit and beat their wings frantically.2.00 $ Add to cart
Guards are posted at the entrance to the hive and they check the identities of the bees who enter the hive and confirm that they belong to the colony so as to prevent pillaging of their stores of honey and nectar.2.00 $ Add to cart
From the 21st day of her existence and until her death, her mission will be to harvest nectar, pollen and propolis. At this stage, she plays her essential role for nature: pollination.2.00 $ Add to cart
Saturdays | June 22, September 14 and 28
With an urban apiarist, come see the museum’s beehive up close. Take the opportunity to discover the wonderful world of bees and beekeeping.
You will find much information to help you get to know the world of bees. Take the opportunity to raise your children’s awareness about how important pollinators are for our ecosystem’s biodiversity.