Develop your artistic skills using butterflies from the Natural History Collections.
The Hive Project is now up and buzzing at Cumberland House Natural History Museum. Come on down during our opening hours and see what really goes on in an operational bee hive.
Remember that when it's cold outside, the bees might be a little less active than during the summer months.
You may be aware that we've been working with The Friends of Cumberland House on a project to install an observational hive in the museum with live bees! We were due to install the hive this summer but unfortunately, our manufacturer pulled out of the project. As the hive is a bespoke design, The Friends have worked hard to source a new supplier. We are still planning to continue with the hive project but it is now too late in the year to introduce the bees so the project will resume next spring. In the meantime, we're getting the room ready and have introduced a new display case with help from a local beekeeper - check it out next time you're in the museum.