A little creature called apis melifera has provoked an interest unequaled by any other insect. The honey bee, as she is more commonly known, has a heritage that may go back twenty million years fulfilling a major role in the pollination of plants.
Our organization was formed a little more recently, in June of 1949, as the Suffolk County Farm Bureau Bee Club. In 1955, the name was changed to The Suffolk County Bee Club. Then in 1974, the name was changed again to the Long Island Beekeepers Club, representing the spread of our membership from New York City in the west to Shelter Island at the east end of Long Island. And in 2010 the club incorporated as a not-for-profit, becoming the Long Island Beekeepers Club, Inc.