Pollinator Project


Agro-Ecology Director Rachel Stephens setting up ECI's first two beehives

Agro-Ecology Director Rachel Stephens setting up ECI's first two beehives

ECI has set up European Honey Bee beehives at the Heritage Garden at St. Joseph Villa in Hampton Bays. The hives are used as an educational tool in conjunction with adjacent wild pollinator and vegetable gardens. The increased use of pesticides and fungicides has caused a sharp nationwide decline in bee populations and other pollinators. 

The initial costs for this project were sponsored by a generious donation from the Leo S. Walsh Foundation, and proceeds from our Organic Farm-to-Table Dinners.

The Pollinator Project also includes film screenings of the award winning documentary More Than Honey. Learn more from our Film Screenings & Community Forums page.