That's Farming - Women in Ag: Fancy a share in an Irish Hive?
Meet Ailbhe, whose hives and organic meat & veg on Brookfield Farm are reconnecting consumers with the land:
In the next installment of our Women in Ag series, we chat to Ailbhe Gerrard, a lady who has established the fabulous Brook- field Farm Hiveshare. Here, you can buy as little as an eighth of a hive and receive fresh honey from your own busy bees.
Ailbhe has established an intriguing way of producing honey. Her hives aren’t just her own; they’ve been divided into shares for people interested in bees, beekeeping, and simply the honey itself.
The hiveshare of Brookfield Farm has piqued the interest of people from all walks of life. Those who want a share for themselves or those who want one as a gift for a friend all come to Ailbhe. Her business idea has taken off since December 2014 after flying through a series of awards, competitions and business development initiatives.