Join us as we find out more about bees with the help of our friends from East Waterford Beekeepers’ Association
Honey bees are super-important pollinators for flowers, fruits and vegetables. This means that they help other plants grow! Bees transfer pollen between the male and female parts, allowing plants to grow seeds and fruit.
Honey bees are fab flyers. They fly at a speed of around 25km per hour and beat their wings 200 times per second!
If the queen bee dies, workers will create a new queen by selecting a young larva (the newly hatched baby insects) and feeding it a special food called “royal jelly“. This enables the larva to develop into a fertile queen.
Honey bees are also brilliant boogiers! To share information about the best food sources, they perform their ‘waggle dance’. When the worker returns to the hive, it moves in a figure-of-eight and waggles its body to indicate the direction of the food source. Cool, huh?
Capacity : 30
Venue : GL Gallery : Childrens Room
2.30pm – 3.15pm (9-12yr)
A gentle reminder that if you book a free place and can’t use it, please contact our box office on 051 855 038.