Get the buzz on honey bees and learn how these small insects not only supply us with honey but have a huge impact on agriculture and our everyday lives. Join us at this family friendly event that’s sure to be the bee’s knees!
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Bee inspired as you discover the practical ways you can protect and save wild bees. With Marianne Gee of Gees Bees Honey Company.
12:15 p.m.to 12:45 p.m.
Join Chef Bruce Wood from Bruce Wood Culinary Consulting for this delectable cooking demonstration featuring apples, summer fruits with wildflower, and hive blossom honey marinated old cheddar.
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Our Museum beekeeper will demonstrate the art of honey extraction. Try your hand at this unique activity!
Meet members of the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton. Learn tips and tricks for planting and caring for a pollinator garden.
Dress up as a bee for a chance to win a birthday party at the Museum!
Show your love for our tiny pollinating friends by making lovely bee buttons!
Station closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Learn all about what it takes to bee in charge of a hive!
Try on a beekeeper’s uniform and gloves, put an empty hive back together, and learn how honeybees turn nectar into honey.
Ongoing activity – kitchen closed from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45
Enjoy tasty treats featuring honey as the not-so-secret ingredient.
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Help make ice cream using an old-fashioned hand-crank freezer. Today’s secret ingredient will bee…honey of course!
Find out how you can bee involved by renting your very own hive!
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Weather permitting
Enjoy a tour through the fields of the Central Experimental Farm on the Tally-Ho wagon pulled by the dynamic duo, Paul and Padrig, the Museum’s Clydesdale horses.
The Hot Potato Company
9:30 — Rabbit Care
10:30 — Cooking for cows
1:15 — Meet the Goats
4:00 — Afternoon Milking
A Fun New Journey of Exploration and Pollination.
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