Honeybees in Action

Honeybees in Action

This spring, the Harvard Museum of Natural History is welcoming new residents with the installation of an active honeybee observation hive.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 9:00am to Monday, December 21, 2015 - 5:00pm

From a human perspective, honeybees are certainly one of the most important insects in the world. In addition to pollinating one-third of the food crops consumed by humans, bees have also helped people satisfy their sweet tooth cravings through honey production for centuries. Honeybees are highly social, fascinating colonial insects. This spring, the Harvard Museum of Natural History is welcoming new residents with the installation of an active honeybee observation hive in Arthropods: Creatures that Rule. This exhibit will give visitors a close-up look at the daily life of a colony, as the bees collect pollen, make honey, and care for their eggs and larvae.
Opening Thursday, May 21.

This exhibit is presented in collaboration with Harvard Undergraduate Beekeepers.

On display daily through December, 2015.

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