A bee approaches a flower

New travelling exhibition is a collaboration with the Honeybee Centre in Cloverdale

September 27, 2021
Museum of Surrey

Surrey, BC – The Museum of Surrey is thrilled to announce a partnership with the Honeybee Centre in Cloverdale on BEES! – a travelling exhibition coming to the feature gallery October 5 to December 19. This bilingual (French/English) exhibit, funded in part by Canadian Heritage, inspires respect for bees and shows how bee health is an indicator of the health of the whole environment.

“I am pleased that this bilingual exhibit will be travelling across Canada after closing at Museum of Surrey,” said Museum of Surrey Manager Lynn Saffery. “It’s interactive and fun for visitors of all ages, but also learning on topics such as indigenous bees, beekeeping equipment, bee products, and how bees are represented (or misrepresented) in popular culture.”

BEES! offers an immersive and engaging experience for families, including six interactives. Climb through a honeycomb model that is home to a giant queen bee, egg and larvae. Test your bee knowledge on the BEE ID Spinner, do some research at the BEE-search Station, and so much more. Visitors can also explore beekeeping artifacts from the Museum of Surrey Heritage Collection and Honeybee Centre, archival photos from Surrey Archives, SFU Archives and more.

Although proof of vaccine is not required, masks are mandatory in all indoor spaces for people 12+.  Admission is free.

Contact Info

Kristyl Clark
Communications Coordinator
Heritage Services