Bee hive

The inner workings of a honey bee hive are revealed in the Museum’s glass-fronted hive display. You can see the queen laying eggs, attended constantly by her offspring. Inside the cells are larvae, feeding on worker jelly that is delivered by nurse bees. As they age, bees perform different jobs, such as wax-building, carrying water or guarding the hive. The oldest bees go out to forage and can be seen waggle dancing – a special movement that indicates to their sister bees where the best food sources are located.

Find the Bee Hive in the Museum