Observational Honeybee Hive at the Science Museum of Virginia

smv logoBees are creating quite the buzz at the newly installed Observational Honeybee Hive at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Discover the secret life of honeybees all summer long, thanks to the Richmond Beekeepers Association. The Hive is equipped with glass panels and an outdoor tunnel, allowing the bees to forage for nectar and pollen while guests can track their continuous work.

beesSee these winged foragers return with their pouches full of colored pollen, get an up-close view of the honeybee colony and search for the illustrious queen bee.

Want to learn more about honeybees? The Richmond Beekeepers Association will have a Beekeeper on duty Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:30 am and Sundays from 1:30 – 2:30 pm to answer all buzzing questions.

The Hive is included with Museum admission. Tickets are $11 with $1 discounts for ages 4-12 and 60+. Visit www.smv.org or call 804.864.1400for details.