creature called apis melifera has provoked an
interest unequaled by any other insect. The honey
bee, as she is more commonly known, has a heritage
that may go back twenty million years fulfilling a
major role in the pollination of plants.
Our organization was formed a little more recently,
in June of 1949, as the Suffolk County Farm Bureau
Bee Club. In 1955, the name was changed to The
Suffolk County Bee Club. Then in 1974, the name was
changed again to the Long Island Beekeepers Club,
representing the spread of our membership from New
York City in the west to Shelter Island at the east
end of Long Island. And in 2010 the club
incorporated as a not-for-profit, becoming the Long
Island Beekeepers Club, Inc.