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.