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Bees: A Honey of an Idea

New Virtual Exhibition

Bees: A Honey of an Idea

The Canada Agriculture Museum in Ottawa invites you to explore Bees: A Honey of an Idea, a virtual exhibition exploring the essential role bees play in the pollination of many Canadian food crops. This online exhibit was developed in partnership with the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) at museevirtuel-virtualmuseum.ca, an initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage as well as in partnership with the Canadian Honey Council.

Visit the site and explore the lifecycle of honeybees, the roles of different bees within a colony, the structural design and organization of the hive, and the relationship between bee and beekeeper. Games, fun facts, beautiful illustrations and archival images provide an educational experience for audiences of all ages. You will learn about the impact that bees have on the production of our fruits, vegetables and other crops, as well as on Canada’s world-renowned honey production.

As a national institution within the Canadian Heritage Portfolio, the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is responsible for preserving and protecting Canada’s scientific and technological heritage, and for promoting and sharing knowledge about that heritage. The Corporation and its three Museums — the Canada Agriculture Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum — tell the stories of Canadian ingenuity and achievement in science and technology, and demonstrate how these accomplishments have contributed to the building of our country.

The Canada Agriculture Museum is located on the Central Experimental Farm, a national historic site in Canada’s capital. Animal Barns are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Exhibitions and demonstrations are available from March 1 through October 31.