Hours and Location

Busy Bees

A group of honeybees surrounding the queen on a wax comb. The long abdomen of the queen and the absence of hair on her thorax distinguish her from other worker bees.

Program Description

In this interactive workshop, students discover the important role of bees in pollination, as well as the dangers they face. Students learn about the lifecycle of bees, handle beekeeping tools, put together an empty beehive, and watch bees at work in the museum’s observation hive.

Consult this Educational Activity Kit for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun!


Curriculum Links


Science and Technology 
Kindergarten: Problem Solving and Innovating
Grades 1 to 4: STEM Skills and Connections
Grade 1: Life Systems: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
Grade 2: Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Animals
Grade 3: Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Plants
Grade 4: Life Systems: Habitats and Community


Preschool: To construct his/her understanding of the world
Mathematics, Science and Technology — Science and Technology
Elementary Cycle 1: To explore the world of science and technology
Elementary Cycle 2: To make the most of scientific and technological tools, objects and procedures

Teacher Tips

The Museum is a demonstration farm, complete with potential hazards. Please advise students accordingly and dress for the outdoors. To prepare for your visit, download the pre-visit information PDF.


$9.50 per student (Note: A minimum fee of $142.50 will be charged for groups of 15 students or less).

Program includes four free adults, plus the teacher ($1 per extra chaperone).

Includes museum admission.


Booking requests can be made through the School Programs Reservation Request Form.

You can also connect directly with our Customer Engagement Team:
Email: contact@IngeniumCanada.org
Phone: 613-991-3053 or 1-866-442-4416

Program Details

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Grade Level:
JK - Grade 4 (Ontario), Preschool - Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec).
$9.50 per student
90 minutes
Dates Offered
September 28, 2022 to June 16, 2023
Max Group Size
Program Location
At the Museum