The Clark aims to help grow the bee population in Berkshire County through an active beekeeping program. Because crocus bulbs are a primary pollen source for bees, we’ll plant them on campus to attract bees to the area. With the help of a professional beekeeper, a hive will be created to encourage colonies to make the Clark their home. Starting a bee colony and encouraging its growth requires constant supervision. The beekeeper will also supervise the growth of the colony. We need a population of at least 40,000 bees to collect enough honey to sustain the hives and help to foster honey production.
Within two years of the crocuses being planted, honey will be available for harvest and we hope to make it available to friends and visitors!
to help make this project a reality.