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Posted May 16, 2023 in Press Releases

Akron-Canton Airport Welcomes Bees to the Airfield


GREEN, OH - Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) is pleased to announce a new initiative to introduce bees to the airfield. 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.

The initiative is part of the airport's ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Bees are vital to our 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, 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.”

The introduction of bees to the airport has already received positive feedback from the local community and environmental organizations. The airport hopes that this initiative will serve as a model for other airports and organizations to follow, promoting environmental sustainability and conservation efforts.



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Lisa Dalpiaz
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