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Bees “Look and Find” Activity at Le Monastère des Augustines

This summer, experience an exciting family activity on the theme of bees!

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A Fun “Look and Find” Family Activity

A Fun “Look and Find” Family Activity

Experience a new way to visit Le Monastère des Augustines' Museum while doing a family activity! Through this quest, we invite you to discover the story of the Augustinian Sisters and their relationship with bees, as well as our new beehives. A fun way to bring together the entire family.

Beehives at Le Monastère des Augustines

Beehives at Le Monastère des Augustines

Starting in summer 2019, two beehives will be added to Le Monastère des Augustines’ Square Courtyard, near the Apothecary Square, where a variety of Old World and New World medicinal plants are grown. The aim of this project is to help protect nature’s incredible pollinators, and continue launching initiatives that support our sustainable development efforts. It also perpetuates and enhances the social heritage of the Augustinian Sisters.



Beehives and history

Beehives and history

Incidentally, the first mention of beehives in Le Monastère des Augustines’ archives dates to 1849. A few years later, in 1884, the community had about twenty beehives, which produced a large quantity of honey. In 1928-29, the 45 beehives maintained by the Augustinian community’s beekeepers produced over 1,000 pounds of honey. The honey was used to feed the religious community and its patients, as well as for therapeutic purposes.

Museum's Opening Hours

From June 22nd to September 2nd 2019

Everyday from 10am to 5pm

To experience this activity, please go to Le Monastère's reception upon your arrival.

To learn more about Le Monastère's museum or to get informations about the guided tours, click here.

Where to Find Us

77, rue des Remparts

32, rue Charlevoix

Québec (Québec) G1R 0C3 Canada

Contact Us

77, rue des Remparts
Québec (Québec)
G1R 0C3 Canada

418 694-1639
1 844 694-1639 (toll-free)