1 May, 2022 - 31 May, 2022

The month of May will be all about bees at the Kunsthal! Since the autumn of 2014, two bee populations have been living on the roof of the Kunsthal from where they are busy pollinating the surrounding flora in the Museumpark. During May: Month of Bees you can immerse yourself in the world of bees and join beekeepers from Odin for special roof tours to find out how extremely useful these small heroes are, and why they need some extra attention.

Tours bee populations

During the May Month of Bees - an initiative of Odin and Kunsthal Rotterdam - former students of Odin beekeeper Jos Willemse will take interested parties to the roof of the Kunsthal on Sunday 1 and Sunday 15 May. At the Kunsthal, they will tell you everything about the world of the bee and biodynamic beekeeping.

Sunday 1 May 13.00, 14.00 & 15.00
Sunday 15 May 13.00, 14.00 & 15.00

Participating in the tours is free of charge upon presentation of a valid Kunsthal admission ticket. Interested parties can register on the day itself at the Kunsthal's cash register. The official language of the tours is Dutch.

Bee tour on the Kunsthal roof, photo Fred Ernst

Virtual bee tour

In this video you can follow the Odin beekeeper Jos and see how he installs a new colony of bees on the roof of the Kunsthal.


During the exhibition We Are Animals in 2021, Dide Vonk made a successful podcast series together with the Kunsthal about the relationship between humans and animals. Listen to the PETCAST episode about the bee and find out why there is a beehive on the roof of the Kunsthal. What does a beekeeper actually do? And how long has the relation between people and bees been going on?  Listen to this episode in your favourite podcast app or on Spotify!

Bees on honeycomb


Besides the guided tours at the Kunsthal, there will also be excursions to five organic and biodynamic farmers in May. These excursions take place at different places in the country and last from 14.00 till 16.00 hrs. Those who are interested can register via the website of Odin.

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