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Queens of Honey Up Close | Photographic and interactive exhibition of bees

1. 6. - 31. 10. 2023

Behold the honey bee up close! Through magnification of up to 4000 times, the author Viktor Sýkora will present you with the bee as you have never seen it before. The exhibition will feature interactive elements that will make you feel like you've found yourself inside a hive. 

Visit the HONEYcation Garden, where among the many honey plants, you will find a fascinating exhibition on the world of bees. The panel and interactive exhibition will reveal the details of bee life and plant pollination, demonstrating the importance of bees.


  1. Panel exhibition of photographs by Viktor Sýkora

Using the microphotographic technique of scanning electron microscopy, the author Viktor Sýkora will draw you into the proximity of bees as you've never seen them before.

  1. Honey House

You will have the opportunity to explore the renovated honey house with larger-than-life honeycombs, where you will learn not only about pollen, which is the bees' food but also about the life of bees in the hive. You will feel like you are right in the heart of it.

  1. Interactive elements in the HONEYcation Garden

Our new HONEYcation Garden will transform into a bee life knowledge center. A bee dance, models of flowers and pollination, garden beds shaped like honeycombs, and more await you. The bee kingdom in all its glory.

  1. Fun Online Trail

In the HONEYcation Garden, there is also a game trail where you can test your imagination with Viktor Sýkora's photographs and identify the different body parts of the honey bee.


Date and location

The exhibition takes place in the HONEYcation Garden from 1 June to 31 October. MAP OF THE AREA

The garden is open daily from 9 am to 7 pm.


The entrance ticket for the exhibition corresponds to the standard price list for entry to the botanical garden.


The garden is accessible in several ways, but the most convenient one is to use public transportation. You can find a complete overview of how to get to us here.


HONEYcation Garden

On the eastern side of the Troja slope, connecting the southern and northern part of the outdoor expositions, there is an interactive exhibition that presents interesting aspects of insect and plant life in an innovative way. It is another contribution from the botanical garden in promoting the perception of nature through all senses. Therefore, it is accessible to a wide audience, including visitors with special needs. Discover the unique world of honey plants...

Viktor Sýkora

(*1966 Hradec Králové) is a photographer and scientist who studied at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague. Currently, he works at the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. He has specialized in scientific photography and microphotography for many years. From 2006 to 2011, he worked as a guest photographer at the Divadlo Pod Palmovkou (Pod Palmovkou Theater). His photographs have been published in prestigious international magazines such as National Geographic USA, American Photography, Photo, Scientific American, EMBO Journal, Bild der Wissenschaft, and more. He has presented his photographs at eighteen solo exhibitions in Czechia and numerous group exhibitions, primarily in the United States and Great Britain. He is the author of two photography books published by Academia Publishing: "Tajemství rostlin" (Secrets of Plants) in 2009 and "Neviditelný lidský svět" (The Invisible Human World) in 2015.

Author's website: www.viktorphoto.eu


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