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the franklin institute was the chosen venue for our exhibition. Founded in 1824 as an educational center for mechanic arts, it began educating the public about science in the twentieth century. The institute hosted the first electrical exposition in the United States in 1884, demonstrating the power of electricity. It also held the world’s first demonstration of a television set in 1934. Today, the Franklin Institute inspires curious children to follow their passion for science and discovery with exhibits such as The Giant Heart and the Joel N. Bloom Observatory. We felt that the crisis facing the bee population would be an appropriate topic for an exhibit at the Franklin Institute. In 2016, seven bee species were officially declared to be endangered. Bees are dying at an alarming rate, and many are wondering what they can do to help these insects. We wanted to create an exhibit that would engage children and parents, and inspire them to help the bees even after leaving the museum.

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We drew inspiration from anatomical drawings of bees and honey for our exhibit. We felt it was important to depict bees in a way that is anatomically correct and accurate instead of making them abstract.

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the hive

meet the honey bee

the human

the honey bee needs our help, how can we save them?

The hive explores the bee itself. It explains the anatomy of the bee, the different types of honeybees, and what purpose they serve. Here, guests will also “build a bee� out of wooden blocks to explore their different body parts and what functions they serve.

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the honey

how is honey made?

The human tells guests which behaviors are hurting the bees today. It also teaches guests the actions they can take to ensure the bee population grows. It tells guests which plants and flowers are most efficient at helping bees flourish.

The honey explores what benefits that honey provides humans. It takes guests through the honeymaking process from beginning to finish. The interactive table offers fun facts and trivia that people may not know about this sweet treat.

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a The Hive exhibit, along with the Build A Bee exhibit.

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b The Honey exhibit, along with the Honey Trivia exhibit.

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c The Human exhibit, along with the Bee Garden exhibit.

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dimensions 32’ x 26’ 12’ walls

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build a bee inspires children to learn the parts of the bee. The table is

made out of acrylic, as well as the building blocks. The text will be transferred onto the acrylic via a gel medium. Kids will learn the parts of the bee and where they can be found.

An example of how large the text will be. The header is (xx) pt Mrs. Eaves, while the body text is 30 pt Mrs. Eaves.

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Each table is 6.85’ wide. The body of each one is made from acrylic. Every table is designed to engage children’s interest while learning more about the body of a bee, honey production, and conservation.


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To the best of anyone’s knowledge, honey never goes bad... An explorer even found a 2000 year old jar in an egyptian tomb and said it tasted great!

honey trivia teaches children the importance of honey to humans. The

plant a garden allows kids to use artificial flowers to build their own

table is made out of acrylic, while the pieces are made out of wood with plastic handles. The pieces are attached to the table with metal hinges. Each piece features a piece of trivia that encourages guests to guess various facts about honey.

garden. The table is made out of acrylic. The plants are made out of plastic and fabric, and resemble plant species that are most attractive to bees. Children are encouraged to customize their own bee garden by planting these flowers in a basin full of fine, rubber mulch.

An example of how large the text will be. The header is (xx) pt Mrs. Eaves, while the body text is 30 pt Mrs. Eaves.

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the vector graphics on our walls will be applied to the wall via

screenprinting. The screenprinting will ensure all of the small detail in our illustrations will be preserved, and it will stand up to kids touching or leaning against the graphics.

the bee

header height

9’ from the ground, 2’ tall

body text block height

6’ from the ground, 1.4’ tall

While these creatures are small, they have a gigantic effect on our planet. Bees are dying at an alarming rate, and many scientists claim that the extinction of bees would turn the world upside down. Today we’ll explore the hive, the honey, and the human. These three things have a large influence on the life of a honeybee. While humans are hurting bees, perhaps we can also be the ones that save them.

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queen bee

drone bee

Drone bees are all male, and there aren’t many of them. They do not have a stinger or gather any nectar. Their only goal is to find a queen to mate with during the spring. During winters when food is hard to find, the worker bees will kick drone bees out of the hive. For many beekeepers, this is a signal that beekeeping season is over.

drone bee

Drone bees are all male, and there aren’t many of them. They do not have a stinger or gather any nectar. Their only goal is to find a queen to mate with during the spring. During winters when food is hard to find, the worker bees will kick drone bees out of the hive. For many beekeepers, this is a signal that beekeeping season is over.

drone bee

Drone bees are all male, and there aren’t many of them. They do not have a stinger or gather any nectar. Their only goal is to find a queen to mate with during the spring. During winters when food is hard to find, the worker bees will kick drone bees out of the hive. For many beekeepers, this is a signal that beekeeping season is over.

The queen bee is in charge at her hive. A queen is “crowned” when worker bees feed a young female bee a milky substance called “royal jelly.” When this bee becomes queen, other bees will follow and protect her with all of their power. Her job is to lay eggs and decide how the hive is ran.

drone bee

queen bee

The queen bee is in charge at her hive. A queen is “crowned” when worker bees feed a young female bee a milky substance called “royal jelly.” When this bee becomes queen, other bees will follow and protect her with all of their power. Her job is to lay eggs and decide how the hive is ran.

Drone bees are all male, and there aren’t many of them. They do not have a stinger or gather any nectar. Their only goal is to find a queen to mate with during the spring. During winters when food is hard to find, the worker bees will kick drone bees out of the hive. For many beekeepers, this is a signal that beekeeping season is over.

queen bee

queen bee

The queen bee is in charge at her hive. A queen is “crowned” when worker bees feed a young female bee a milky substance called “royal jelly.” When this bee becomes queen, other bees will follow and protect her with all of their power. Her job is to lay eggs and decide how the hive is ran.

worker bee

If you’ve ever seen a bee before, it was most likely a worker bee. Worker bees are female bees that cannot lay eggs. They have stingers, collect pollen, and gather nectar. They not only build their hive, but protect and clean it.

The queen bee is in charge at her hive. A queen is “crowned” when worker bees feed a young female bee a milky substance called “royal jelly.” When this bee becomes queen, other bees will follow and protect her with all of their power. Her job is to lay eggs and decide how the hive is ran.

worker bee

If you’ve ever seen a bee before, it was most likely a worker bee. Worker bees are female bees that cannot lay eggs. They have stingers, collect pollen, and gather nectar. They not only build their hive, but protect and clean it.

worker bee

If you’ve ever seen a bee before, it was most likely a worker bee. Worker bees are female bees that cannot lay eggs. They have stingers, collect pollen, and gather nectar. They not only build their hive, but protect and clean it.

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header height

7’ from the ground, 1.5’ tall

body text block height

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bee height

2’ tall

day, such as honey to sweeten our food, wax to make candles and makeup, and venom for medicine. Bees work very hard in their hives to create these valuable products, and the hive operates like a factory to make these goods a reality.

only build their hive, but protect and clean it.

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If you’ve ever seen a bee before, it was most likely a worker bee. Worker bees are female bees that cannot lay eggs. They have stingers, collect pollen, and gather nectar. They not only build their hive, but protect and clean it.

germany

The German honeybee is notably a very hardy species. They are adept at surviving long, cold winters. However, they are much more aggressive than other bees, making beekeeping a little more difficult. Due to their aggression and likeliness to contract disease, they’ve fallen out of favor with beekeepers.

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The German honeybee is notably a very The German honeybee is notably a very hardy species. They are adept at survivhardy species. They are adept at surviving long, cold winters. However, they ing long, cold winters. However, they are much more aggressive than other are much more aggressive than other bees, making beekeeping a This little species more was brought to the bees, making beekeeping a little more Unitedand States in 1859 and have difficult. Due to their aggression difficult. Due to their aggression and quickly become the favorite likeliness to contract disease, they’ve likeliness to contract disease, they’ve subspecies of bee because they fallen out of favor with beekeepers. fallen out of favor with beekeepers. are less defensive than other

italy

bees, and produce an excellent amount of honey.

italy

This species was brought to the United States in 1859 and have quickly become the favorite subspecies of bee because they are less defensive than other bees, and produce an excellent amount of honey.

slovenia

The German honeybee is notably a very hardy species. They are adept at surviving long, cold winters. However, they are much more aggressive than other bees, making beekeeping a little moreto the This species was brought difficult. Due to their aggression United States in 1859 and have likeliness toquickly contract disease, become thethey’ve favorite fallen out ofsubspecies favor withofbeekeepers. bee because they are less defensive than other bees, and produce an excellent amount of honey.

This bee is very popular in the United States. It came from middle Europe. This bee is unique in how friendly they are and how they are less prone to disease than other bees. However, their large population can work against them. They are likely to be overcrowded, and provide a very small amount of honey for beekeepers.

italy

slovenia

This bee is very popular in the United States. It came from middle Europe. This bee is unique in how friendly they are and how they are less prone to disease than other bees. However, their large population can work against them. They are likely to be overcrowded, and provide a very small amount of honey for beekeepers.

italy

This species was brought to the United States in 1859 and have quickly become the favorite subspecies of bee because they are less defensive than other bees, and produce an excellent amount of honey.

georgia slovenia If you’ve ever seen a bee before,

This beemost is very popular in the United it was likely a worker bee. States. It came middle Europe. Worker bees from are female bees This is unique in how friendly thatbee cannot lay eggs. They have they are andcollect how they are less stingers, pollen, andprone gatherto disease than other nectar. They notbees. only However, build theirtheir large population canand work against hive, but protect clean it. them. They are likely to be overcrowded, and provide a very small amount of honey for beekeepers.

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georgia slovenia If you’ve ever seen a bee before,

georgia

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header height

7’ from the ground, 1.5’ tall

body text block height

6’ from the ground, 2.5’ tall

bee height

0.6’ tall, lowest bee is 3.5’ from the ground

While the Western honeybee originated in Europe, it can be found almost all over the world! There are also many different subspecies of honeybees, too. Each of these bees has something that makes them unique. Here are the five most common, along with where they are from.

georgia

If you’ve ever seen a bee before, it was most likely a worker bee. Worker bees are female bees that cannot lay eggs. They have stingers, collect pollen, and gather nectar. They not only build their hive, but protect and clean it.

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the photographs on our walls will be made out of vinyl to preserve their rich colors. They will also hold up against children touching or leaning against it.

How is honey made? How is honey made? How is honey made? How is honey made?

The honey bee needs our help, bee needs oursave help, honeyThe bee honey needs our help, The honey bee needs our help, how can we them? can we save them? how can we save them? can wehow save them?

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By planting a garden rich with flowers that attract bees, you can add to the shrinking inventory of flower-rich habitats. In return, the bees will pollinate your flowers, providing a bountiful harvest of fruits, seeds and vegetables, as well as the joy of watching them up close.

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Once thick enough, bees seal off the used cells of the honeycomb with the wax that they produce

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header height

7’ from the ground, 1.5’ tall

body text block height

6’ from the ground, 2.5’ tall

photo height

1’ tall, 5’ from the ground

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Bees use their long, tubelike tounges to suck nectar out of flowers

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body text block height

6’ from the ground, 1’ tall

flower height

4’ tall

autumn raspberry

These tasty berries will be ready for you to eat as soon as the weather starts to get cold. Plant them were they can get sun all day long.

snow drop

Plant lavender in the Autumn and you will get to enjoy its sweet fragrance and vivid purple flowers. Lavender plants need to be planted where they will get at least 6 hours of sunlight everyday.

sweet pea

Plant lavender in the Autumn and you will get to enjoy its sweet fragrance and vivid purple flowers. Lavender plants need to be planted where they will get at least 6 hours of sunlight everyday.

lavender

Plant lavender in the Autumn and you will get to enjoy its sweet fragrance and vivid purple flowers. Lavender plants need to be planted where they will get at least 6 hours of sunlight everyday.

lavender

Plant lavender in the Autumn and you will get to enjoy its sweet fragrance and vivid purple flowers. Lavender plants need to be planted where they will get at least 6 hours of sunlight everyday.

lavender

Plant lavender in the Autumn and you will get to enjoy its sweet fragrance and vivid purple flowers. Lavender plants need to be planted where they will get at least 6 hours of sunlight everyday.

autumn raspberry lavender ThesePlant tasty lavender berries will in the be ready Autumn for you to eat as soon andasyou the will weather get tostarts enjoy toits getsweet cold. Plant themfragrance were they and can vivid get sun purple all day flowers. long. Lavender plants need to be planted where they will get at least 6 hours of sunlight everyday.

autumn raspberry autumn raspberry These tasty berries will be ready for you to eat as soon as the weather starts to get cold. Plant them were they can get sun all day long.

These tasty berries will be ready for you to eat as soon as the weather starts to get cold. Plant them were they can get sun all day long.

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our guests will all recieve a packet of complimentary seeds. The seeds provided are proven to be inticing for bees. Planting them will promote bee activity and provide them a safe place to collect nectar.

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