BEES! brings interactive fun and learning

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BEES! explores the Big Idea that Bee health and diversity reflect the impact of human actions on the environment. Pollinators, including bees, are responsible for one in every three bites of food humans consume. Despite their indispensable role in the Earth's ecosystem, bee populations have been declining for decades. This immersive and engaging exhibit challenges people's existing knowledge about bees, and shares information that inspires awe and respect for this sophisticated insect. Discover how beekeepers "read" the hive to monitor bee health, and how you can help in your own backyard.

BEES! is a bilingual (English/French) exhibit offering an immersive and engaging experience for families. Get up close and personal with a queen bee, her egg and larvae in a giant honeycomb model. Test your bee knowledge on the BEE ID Spinner, try doing a Waggle Dance, or do research at the Bee-Search Station. With a live hive cam to see bees in action, and slides with hive facts, you will gain a newfound respect for this sophisticated insect and an understanding of how bee health is an indicator of the health of our environment.

large model of a bee floating over exhibit panels

BEES! was developed by the City of Surrey's Museum of Surrey in collaboration with Honeybee Centre of Surrey and funded by the Government of Canada.

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