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Bee Exhibit illustrations at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

May 12, 2014
Bee exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Agriculture

Bee exhibit at the Canada Museum of Agriculture and Food

A few years ago I licensed four of my insect illustrations to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum for use in an exhibit about honey bees. The exhibit designers wanted an interactive way  for people to learn to tell the difference between honey bees, bumble bees, and some of the other flying insects we commonly see. They created this cube with three rotating sections; people can turn it to try to match an insect’s head to its thorax and abdomen. The matching is pretty simple thanks to a different color background for each of the four insects – honey bee, bumble bee, yellow jacket, and bald-face hornet.

My yellow jacket illustration at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

My yellow jacket illustration at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Museum in Ottawa and see my illustrations in the bee exhibit. My favorite part of the Museum had to be the friendly, beautiful, majestic Clydesdale horses in the paddock.

Clydesadale at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Clydesdale at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 12, 2014 8:03 pm

    I love this! Would make a great idea for a children’s book, too–the kind with different sections that flip back and forth.

  2. May 13, 2014 11:22 am

    That’s a great exhibit idea-most people seem to have no idea of the differences between all those bees and wasps.

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