Hiveshare 2018 Honey Celebration is nearly with us -Sunday August 19th. We can't wait! Pleasebook hereif you would like to come for the day on the farm (free to Hivesharers, but need to book). And there is an additional attraction, a delicious Brookfield lamb bbq on offer too.Click here to let us know your preferences for BBQ on 18th or 19th August. The BBQ has limited numbers and always sells out fast!
We have interesting bee information and great farm photos and videos onfacebook- like our page to see them!
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
Brookfield Farm in the news!
We have had great interest recently in our beekeeping and farming and candlemaking from newspapers and magazines.
Have a look here at our recent and upcoming coverage:
Don't miss our other fun days out on the farm - check out Heritage week late August when we plan a badger watch and stargazing evening!
The summer has been amazing for warmth and sun. This was good initially for flowers and nectar flow, but then the drought dried up lots of flowers. Some beekeepers we've chatted to are happy, apart from wasp attacks on hives. Others felt it was too hot and the lack of rain dried up the nectar flow. We noticed our own bees loving the flower meadows - we sow about 10 acres every spring on the farm.
Mentor beekeepers who work with us also have extra hives and feed into Hiveshare, which is great news.
We haven't harvested honey yet on Brookfield Farm, but we will be getting to that lovely golden sticky treasure in coming weeks.
Your Hiveshare honey we plan to get to you late autumn - we'll be in touch about delivery and collection.
Nuffield Agricultural Scholarship Report
Ailbhe handed in her agricultural research report in November. She focused on farmers reaching consumers in new and innovative ways, helping to keep farms viable.
The past 2 years involved a lot of travel and research - travelling with 10 Nuffield Scholars to visit farms and agri-people in Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Israel, Netherlands and USA in 2016 and 2017. Ailbhe also undertook individual travel and research to UK and South Korea in 2017.