1 May, 2018 10:00 - 27 May, 2018 17:00

May is the month of bees in the Kunsthal. Various activities are organised in cooperation with Odin, including a visit with a beekeeper to the bees on the roof of the Kunsthal. Two new bee colonies, Charlotte and Elja Jannie, have been living on the roof of the Kunsthal since April 2018 to pollinate the surrounding flora in the Museumpark. Plunge into the world of bees and find out how useful these small creatures are and why extra attention is called for.

Kunsthal FamilyLAB

Sunday 6, 13, 20 and 27 May
14.00 - 16.00 hrs

Become a Guerrilla Gardener and make seed bombs for bees in the KunsthalLAB.

Registration for this workshop is not required.

Rooftop bee tour

Sunday 6, 13, 20 and 27 May 
14.00, 15.00 and 16,00 hrs

Join the biodynamic Odin beekeeper on the roof to watch the bees. You will find out why bees are so important. Why are bees attracted to flowers and how do they live together? Where does honey come from, and what does a beekeeper do?

You can register for the bee tours in the Kunsthal on the day.

Film: Queen of the Sun

Sunday 6 May
15.00 - 16.30 hrs

The film Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? offers special insight into the worldwide decline of the bee population. Director Taggart Siegel takes you on a journey through the world of the beehive and shows you what bees mean to the world. He tries to locate the cause of the massive dying out of bees that has been going on during the last few years and comes up with some solutions. What can we do to help the bees? The Odin biodynamic beekeeper Jos Willemse introduces the film and is ready to answer all your questions after the screening.

Registration for this film is not required.

Participation in all the May month of bees activities is free upon presentation of a valid Kunsthal ticket (Museumkaart and Rotterdampas are valid).