BEE A FRIEND


In 2016, Maison Saint-Gabriel took up urban beekeeping in order to heighten the awareness of its visitors to the decline in bees. In the spring of 2018, beekeepers announced a 50 to 80% loss of their bees. More than ever, the museum wishes to foster a better understanding of the role bees play in our ecosystem.

beeafriend.org was produced with the financial support of

Bee a Friend means supporting a project that raises the public’s awareness about the importance of bees for the biodiversity of our ecosystem through fun, educational activities.

  • Junior Arborists Experience
  • Mission of the Apiarist’s Apprentices
  • Urban Beekeeping Workshops
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Bees, Source of life!

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PARTICIPATE AND LEARN

Junior Arborists Experience

Children learn the role trees played in the history of New France, discover the various species growing on-site and those that are a part of the composition of the museum’s honey. The children must then participate in a life-size association game through the arboreal circuit.
Educational activity offered to children aged 6 to 12 years old and their families on Saturdays during the summer at 1 p.m.

Mission of the Apprentice Apiarists

Children learn the important role of bees and how to recognize them. Then, they set off in search of bees in the vegetable garden.
Educational activity offered to children aged 6 to 12 years old and their families on Saturdays during the summer at 1:40 p.m. .

Urban Beekeeping Workshops

"INSPECTING THE HIVE" Participants learn about the surprising world of bees by observing them in full action while the apiarist examines the colony and explains the inner workings of the hive.

Saturday, June 30 at 2 p.m.
Reservations required
"EXTRACTING THE HONEY" Participants learn how honey is made – from the hive, to the centrifuge, to the jar. Most importantly, there is sampling of the final product, the honey!

Saturday, September 15 and 29 at 2 p.m.
Reservations required

Thanks to Montreal’s regulations on the use of pesticides, urban honey is healthier than that of certain agricultural regions. To purchase this locally produced product, please reserve your 350 gram jar of honey now and pick it up at the museum during the fall harvest.




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