The Clark aims to help grow the native bee population in Berkshire County through an active beekeeping program. Crocus bulbs are a primary pollen source for bees, so we’ll be planting 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. 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!
Starting a bee colony and encouraging its growth requires constant supervision. In addition to planting crocus bulbs as a food source, we need to work with a professional beekeeper to 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. Donate today to make this project a reality.