We received our bees just in time for World Bee Day! Chris Kelly came out last Tuesday with a truck load of bees and hives all smoked up and ready to settle into their new home. We had so much fun unloading and setting them up at one of the spots our beautiful airport provides.
Our new pilot project is officially under way. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue with this new adventure.
We are now looking for five names for our five queens. Any ideas are welcome! Check out our 5min video below if you want to learn more about our bees.
Why this is the perfect project for our airport:
- Providing a desperately needed habitat for bee populations.
- Educating our community about bee habitat and culture.
- Harvesting honey for the community for years to come!
The East Hampton Airport is following in the footsteps of prominent airports such as Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport among many others. Honey bees have been in drastic decline due to colony collapse disorder. Numerous airports around North-America have turned their unused land into natural habitats for bees in response to this ongoing crisis.