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 four new Western Honey Bee beehives 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.

Our official Pollinator Project launch continues with a film screening of the award winning documentary More Than Honey on Thursday, July 27th, 6 pm at the Quogue Library. Admission is free, sponsored by David P. Schultz. Donations are welcome, and will help support ECI’s Pollinator Project. Learn more from our Film Screenings & Community Forums page.