Post by Geneviève Gazaille
One solution could be to host one of ’s bee hives. The people behind this company will be at the event to tell you how you could host a hive in your backyard and get your own honey without having to lift a finger. They will also be selling a special batch of honey to support the . If you’d prefer to get your own hive, will showcase their local wooden version.
Now, wait a minute! You’re probably wondering about the tasting component. Honey is food after all. You’ll get to try handmade honey ice cream and attend a food demo highlighting honey. A few food vendors will also be there to satisfy your taste buds.
Families are definitely a good fit for this event as it includes face painting, games and a Bee Costume Contest for the little ones, who could win a birthday party at the museum. Although you may be tempted to wear a costume of your own, don’t! It’s just creepy.
As Alex Benay, President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation says, “One third of the food we eat requires pollination by insects and honey bees play a critical role in our food security. The Queen Bee Party […] will be celebrating the smallest contributors to the farm, who play such an integral role in agriculture.”
If you can’t make the party, you may want to visit the museum’s virtual exhibition, ““.
The Queen Bee Party takes place August 20th from 9am to 5pm at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. Entrance to the event is included in the (Psst! Entrance to the museum is free from 4pm to 5pm!).