After last year's exhibition (February-September 2021), the exhibition La Via delle Api (The Way of the Bees) reopens at the Civic Museum of Zoology. The exhibition is dedicated to the world of bees and their products, from honey to royal jelly.
Through preparations from the museum's entomological collections, beekeeping materials, engaging videos and models, the exhibition aims to guide visitors through the discovery of the "way of the bees": from the particular life cycle of these insects to their extraordinary social organisation and their fundamental role in pollinating plants.
The tour continues with a presentation of their main products, honey, pollen and propolis, and the properties of these substances, which are used in food, medicine and agriculture.
It also illustrates the research that uses bees as bio-indicators to provide important information on the state of health of the environment.
In the centre of the exhibition are a number of supports with thematic insights, as well as equipment used in beekeeping. Visitors can also enjoy a sensory experience by simulating a journey through a beehive.
The exhibition aims to highlight the importance of bees (80% of the food that reaches our tables is the result of the work of these and other pollinators) and their role in maintaining biodiversity, raising visitors' awareness of the protection of these extraordinary insects...