A core strategy identified in the Deerfield Park District Strategic Plan adopted in 2017, focuses on Going Green and Environmental Stewardship. The Deerfield Park District is committed to protecting the environment while meeting the recreational needs of the community. We believe it’s our responsibility to conserve our natural resources and we are committed to doing our part.
As part of this commitment, the District is seeking community interest in establishing a Beekeeping Program. If enough interest exists within the community for a program to be developed, the program would be accommodated on Park District land located in Riverwoods, and it would be safe, and responsibly managed by staff and volunteers.
Top Benefits of Beekeeping
- Can provide a great sense of community
- Honey bees are an essential part of food production; bees are responsible for pollinating about one-third of our food that sustains us
- Honey is a delicious and highly nutritious food.
- Beekeeping has positive ecological consequences. Bees play an important role in the pollination of many flowering plants, thus increasing the yield of certain crops such as sunflower and various fruits.
Participate in the survey by November 11.