Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) launched a new initiative to introduce bees to the airfield as part of the airport’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. In partnership with Hartville Honey Bee Farm, the airport will host 60 colonies of bees to help bolster the population in Stark and Summit counties.
Bees are vital to the ecosystem, and by introducing them to the airport, CAK hopes to contribute to the conservation of these crucial pollinators. CAK will care for the bees in the long-term, ensuring their well-being and providing them with a safe and healthy environment to thrive.
The airport also plans to collect and sell honey in the future, with proceeds going to support local environmental initiatives.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Hartville Honey Bee Farm on this exciting project,” said Adam Dietry, CAK assistant manager of environmental services. “As an airport, we have a unique opportunity to do our part to help boost the bee population in our local ecosystem, and we believe that introducing bees to our airfield is an important step in that direction.”