The Bees can be adopted for £100 for 1 year or £250 for 3 years.
During the summer months, a honey bee colony can reach numbers of around 50,000. There are three types of bee, a single queen who is the only female in the hive to lay eggs, thousands of female workers and hundreds of male drones, these however are evicted and die in the autumn. They make honey by gathering nectar and storing it in honey combs.
When you adopt an object your name, or the name of the person you are buying the adoption for, will appear on a notice by your chosen to object for the Adoption period. If you chose adopt an object not on display we will acknowledge the adoption on our website and also on a special display board in the Museum. Everyone who adopts an object will also receive a Certificate of Adoption and be featured in our Members Newsletter, Your adoption will help us look after your chosen object and support the work of the Museum as a whole.