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August 15, 2016

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum Announces New Annual Event: Queen Bee Party – Celebrating International Honey Bee Day

OTTAWA, Monday, August 15, 2016 — The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is proud to announce that it will host the first annual Queen Bee Party on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Get the buzz on honey bees and learn how these small insects not only supply us with honey but also have a huge impact on agriculture and our everyday lives. This new family friendly event is sure to be the bee’s knees!

For its first year, this event will be a joint fundraiser for Debbie Hutchings of Debbee’s Bees in Portland, Ontario, who recently had more than $10,000 worth of honey bees and beekeeping equipment stolen from her property, and for the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s Youth Fund.


Saturday, August 20, 2016
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
901 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa


  • Mini-market with vendors selling local honey, baked goods, and other honey products
  • Handmade honey ice cream produced by the Museum
  • Taking Care of Beesness exhibition in the Museum
  • Kids zone complete with crafts, games, and face painting
  • PURE KITCHEN workshop preparing vegetarian recipes with honey, with chef Olivia Cruickshank
  • PURE YOGA OTTAWA offers yoga in the Meadow, with instructor Kate Durie 
  • Cooking with honey in the Museum’s demonstration kitchen
  • Beehive rentals on site with GEES BEES HONEY COMPANY
  • Tea and honey from TAKE CHARGE TEA
  • Sneak peek at the Museum’s upcoming app — Bee Odyssey

The Queen Bee Party is included with Museum admission.


“The Museum is proud to launch a new annual event centred on bees. One third of the food we eat requires pollination by insects and honey bees play a critical role in our food security. The Queen Bee Party on International Honey Bee Day at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum will be celebrating the smallest contributors to the farm, who play such an integral role in agriculture.”
- Alex Benay, President and CEO, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation



Caroline Boutin
Media Relations Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

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About the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Canada’s unique agricultural heritage and future are celebrated at the Museum. Explore the sights and sounds of farm life through the animal barns, exhibitions, treasures from the collection, hands-on activities, and food demonstrations. The Museum is located on the Central Experimental Farm, a 425-hectare crop research station and National Historic Site, just minutes from Parliament Hill by car and steps from the Rideau Canal, and the Ornamental Gardens and Dominion Arboretum. For more information please visit

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