Organic Honey At Clark Gardens


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


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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.