Get close up to the amazing world of the honey bees in our exhibition, where you can see live colonies of bees in total safety from behind glass. See natural bee nests hanging from branches and inside hollow logs, and see the bees flying in and out with their loads of pollen and nectar, watch the bees interact with each other, share food and communicate using their various dances.
Press the button on the opening hive and it will reveal the rarely seen brood nest of the hive, see the queen lay eggs (if you can find her!) and watch bees emerging from their cells.
The exhibition has a fascinating display of information about bees, bee hives and beekeeping with posters videos and actual examples, from the beginning to the present day.
There is also a tropical ant colony in the exhibition showing another fascinating social insect at work.
Exhibition opening times
May 1st – October 31st 10am – 5pm
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