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 embarked upon setting up six new Western Honey Bee beehives at three residential ecosystems in Hampton Bays. The hives will be 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. We plan to help rebuild that population one hive at a time.

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.