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    This exhibit at Cape Cod’s Nature Place, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, gives visitors a close-up look at one of nature’s most interesting creatures that is so vital to our food source. Look for the queen, easily identified by the white dot on her back.

    Beekeeping at the Museum has a long tradition and it has slowly been expanding. It now has three full-size field hives on museum property that give visitors the opportunity to observe the inner workings of an active hive. During the summer, there are hive openings every week and depending on the number of visitors, it opens one or all three hives during each of these events.

    The bee year at the Museum ends with the “Honey Bee Jamboree” held in October. This event has become a fun tradition in the Museum’s calendar of events and features general information about bees and our program, honey tasting, displays and sale of bee related articles and, most importantly, it is the first day when you can buy jars of our own honey.

    Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators – – so vital to agriculture – – need to be protected to ensure a healthy world. While Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” warned of the threats to pollinating insects from the indiscriminate application of pesticides and herbicides, there may be other factors that need to be studiedand understood to ensure their – – and our – – survival.

    The fate of pollinators will always be a public concern.

    To learn more and view a video of the bee hives, please click here.

     

    If you plan a visit to the museum, here are helpful facts:

    Sunday, June 01, 2014 to Sunday, August 31, 2014 – Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

     

    Tuesday, September 02, 2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

     

    Wednesday, October 01, 2014 to Sunday, December 28, 2014 – Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

     

    Monday, October 13, 2014 to Monday, October 13, 2014 – Open for special programs only.  Closed Columbus Day.

     

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 to Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Open for special programs only.  Closed Veterans Day.

     

    Friday, December 26, 2014 to Tuesday, December 30, 2014 – Open Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

     

    The Museum is closed Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day,  Labor Day, Columbus Day Monday, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year’s Eve and Day. The Museum will also be open at other times for classes, workshops, volunteer gatherings, group visits and special events. The schedule is subject to change without notice so please check our Homepage for changes or call 508.896.3867

     

    Admission

    •Adults – $10.00

    •Seniors (65+)- $7.00

    •Ages 3-12 – $5.00

    •Under 3 free

    •MA Teachers Association Member free

    •Active Duty Military & Family with current Military ID free

    June 29, 2014