The Museum has its very own beehive in the Insects Hall! If you’re lucky, you might see the queen – she has a coloured dot on her back.
You might even witness the famous bee “dance”. When a bee finds food source, she tells the other bees about it by “dancing”. The other bees follow her by touching her with their antennae. A circular dance means that the food is less than 100 m away. A figure-of-eight dance means it’s further away. The slower the dance; the further away the food. The dance also shows the direction of the food in relation to the sun.


  • Title: Educational Beehive
  • Creator: Photo: RBINS
  • Medium: Living insects

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