Brookfield Farm + Hiveshare News Spring 2018
Welcome to your Brookfield Farm + Spring Hiveshare newsletter. (OOPS, should have sent this newsletter out before now, summer update is coming soon!)
Remember the snow in March? Well click here for hives covered in snow...
Spring weather has finally got to us, we are starting to see signs of the season change in woodland flowers and our bees starting to move out of the hive. It's still a little cold for a hive inspection, but we have been hanging around the hives observing our lovely bees bringing in pollen for the baby bees.
March can be a very difficult month for bees, with very little food and flowers for them, and with the late spring, it's looking like April will be a tough month too. But the blackthorn blossom is emerging, pussy willow is out, and some important flowers are starting to emerge. Do leave those dandelions to flower please! Bees rely on them for early nectar and pollen.
We mentioned last newsletter about our (nearly) famous Honey Celebration and we will settle soon on a weekend in August 2018. I know it's ages away, but do think about a visit to our beautiful farm, delicious honey themed food, farm walks, beekeeping and honey talks, and fun kids activities. What date in August suits you best? Let us know and we'll work around your preferences as much as possible! We can't wait to welcome you to Brookfield Farm for a wonderful day out for you and family. Look out for the booking link and more Honey Celebration details in our next newsletter. Hivesharers go free, everyone else €5, and kids go free.
Hiveshare 2018 runs from November 2017, and Hiveshare Cert no. 1279 and higher. Any questions on Hiveshare and how it works? We're delighted to answer, just have a look at our FAQ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you see this very pretty short film on Brookfield Farm landscape and produce? Film by ben.ie, lovely photos by nathalie.ie. First commissioned by Image Interiors and Living Magazine.
Lots more fun bee facts and great farm photos on facebook and Instagram- like our page to get them!