Honeybees have occupied Cobblestone Arts Center’s original building for over 30 years. The original bees are no longer here due to renovations; however, the bee houses south of the retention pond are alive and well.
Beekeeper George McCullough is a man of many talents. He previously worked as an emergency room registered nurse, and now spends his days with Cobblestone students as a bus driver.
When he first started at Cobblestone in 2016, he became intrigued by the individuality of the students and their diverse lives. This perspective became the genesis for having honeybees at the community arts center in Farmington.
The overall goal of integrating the Cobblestone honeybee colony with the bees is to provide students and the public with insight into the animals’ importance. Honeybees are responsible for one-third of the world’s fruit and vegetable crops.
McCullough plans to create an interpretive dance video that features Cobblestone students expressing through dance the life cycle of bees. He plans on bottling the honey for purchase, with all profits donated to Cobblestone’s programs for adults with disabilities.
Call (585) 398-0220 or visit cobblestoneartscenter.com for information.