The honeybee accounts for 80 percent of all pollination done by insects and without the honeybee's pollination services more than a third of the fruits and vegetables that humans consume would not exist. Pollination by honeybees is not just important to commercial plantings, like apples and almonds, but it is also essential for fruits and vegetables found in backyard gardens, like cucumbers, squash, melons, and strawberries. A hive in the garden can be the difference between success and disappointment for a local gardener.
We need your support to help spread the word and educate Long Islanders about the importance of local beekeeping.
You can show your support for local beekeeping by becoming a member of our club. The yearly donation is only $35 per household. You can become a member by filling in this form and paying your dues at our next meeting, or you can become a member right now using PayPal.