Friday, 22 January 2010


A display that was introduced into the museum in the 60's, as a few of you have mentioned, was the Observation Bee Hive.
The hive was behind a pane of glass allowing you to have a wee keek inside and watch all the bees in action, going about their daily routine.
You can read about the idea behind it in more detail, above.
What I can remember about it was that they dabbed a bit of red paint onto the queen, to differentiate it from the workers, and it would take ages sometimes to try and spot it in amongst the hundreds of bees buzzing about.
It was like playing Where's Wally..!!

1 comment:

  1. Bring back the bees!
    Wouldn't it be great to see them in the new museum when it opens.