Honey Bee Hideout
Pollinators are critical to our food supply.
- Dress in a bee costume and collect “pollen” from a flower.
- Deliver the pollen to the bee hive to make honey.
- View videos of bee activity inside a hive.
- Watch live feed of an active beehive on the Museum campus.
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Good to Know
Honey bees not only directly produce delicious honey, they also play a critical role in pollinating other fruit and vegetables that we eat.
Pollinators (including bees, butterflies, flies, geckos, and hundreds of other creatures) are key players in the ecosphere in which we live. As humans make dramatic changes to the environment around them, it’s important to understand, and sometimes alleviate, the impact we have on the world around us.
Check out these resources to learn more about our pollinator friends:
Illinois Department of Natural Resources: “Passion for Pollinators”
PBS: “That’s Not a Bee: Unusual Pollinator Species”
U.S. Dept. of the Interior: “Are Honey Bees Native to North America?”
Science Friday: “The Unexpected Pollinator of the Cocoa Tree”