The Town of North Hempstead is the home to Clark Botanic Gardens located nearby in East Williston off of I.U. Willets Road. The gardens are also home to honey bees that produce organic honey.
Richard and Helen Colgan, the Garden’s two volunteer beekeepers, collect honey from several of the five bee hives situated among the pine trees. The Colgans harvest honey twice a year and the sweet product is sold in the Clark Botanic Gardens’ gift shop.
The Colgans revived the beehives at Clark Botanic Garden several years ago after the hives had become inactive. In addition to the five hives on the grounds, there is also an educational viewing hive located in the learning center that enables the viewer to see the inner workings of the hive.
Clark Botanic Garden is 100 percent organic and uses exclusively natural nontoxic alternatives to keep the garden pest-free. This natural environment helps the bee population flourish. Many people purchase the local Clark Botanic Garden honey as a holistic remedy for seasonal allergies, making them resistant to the pollen that would typically make them sneeze. Honey contains antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, and antioxidant properties which make it one of the most beneficial foods to consume. You can buy