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