Welcome to your Winter Brookfield Farm newsletter. We have been beavering away to get Hiveshare honey to everyone subscribed this year to November 2017! Let us know if your raw Irish honey has arrived, and if a delivery hasn't got there, we'll check it out straight away. Sign uphereto get your 2018 raw honey Hiveshare....
Last chance, last courier date 19th Dec to orderHiveshare online and otherHivegifts... we'll send your giftbox to you straightaway!
We are adding interesting bee information and great farm photos and videos onfacebook- like our page to get them and updates.
Brookfield Farm in the news!
Brookfield Farm was buzzing after lots of air time last week. Ailbhe was interviewed onSean O'Rourke's RTE 1 radio show,Ivan Yates' Newstalk showand by TippFM. Thank you for the chance to tell the world about Hiveshare and our efforts to support the native Irish bee on Brookfield Farm.
We were really excited this week to see Brookfield Farm hivegifts featuring in The Irish Times The Gloss Magazine who say:
''wonderfully skilled and passionate makers...creating quality, modern pieces with a respect for heritage and tradition'' Thank you!
Handcrafted Design-led gifts from Ireland. Enjoy the beautiful surrounds with gorgeous gifts and fun people!
December 13 + 14th
Elements of Action are hosting a Christmas Pop Up At Home with Sian Jacobs Cashmere, Glint Glass and Brookfield Farm hive gifts.
The Venue is Elements of Action’s unique georgian showrooms in Dublin 6, which was one of RTE's Home of the Year 2017 finalists and this Autumn's Image Interiors front cover.
Showcasing a veritable treasure trove of giftware: handmade and bespoke homewares, in brass, wood and marble sit alongside designer cashmere with gloves,scarves, knits, hand felted wool sippers and Brookfield Farm's hand poured beeswax candles, honey products and Glint Glass.
Gift ideas range from sumptuous textured cashmere scarves to marble and recycled glass candlestick holders to larger pieces such as plant stands, coffee and dining tables all designed and handcrafted by partners Esther Gerrard and Ed Coveney in their Dublin Studio.
Really excited last month to get to the National Finalist level for our Brookfield Farm raw honey. The Dingle Food Festival is an amazing place to network about food... we loved it. And particularly delighted with our 'Finalist' medal - proudly displayed on our Hiveshare honey jars.
Nuffield Agricultural Scholarship
Ailbhe was awarded this prestigious award in 2016. She has finalised her global travel (Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, Israel, Netherlands, UK, USA) researching farms selling direct to consumers. And particularly delighted to have just handed in the final report. www.nuffield.ie
Gurteen Agricultural College
Finalising the last classes, then Ailbhe is on a break until January from teaching in Gurteen Agricultural College.
Brookfield Farm were delighted to be sharing a designated area as a member of Tipperary Food Producers, and we have just produced a children's book on food in Tipperary in time for Christmas. The highlight of many Dubliner's Christmas gifts, the Gifted Fair from Dec 6th to 10th was a great success. Thank you to everyone who dropped by our stall, it was lovely to see you!
Bees in winter
Our bees are settled after the autumn. Until recently they were still collecting nectar and pollen from ivy flowers. Ivy is a very important source for winter stores.
We have just had a fall of snow and freezing temperatures. Stay warm little bees...
Brookfield Farm lamb -
Our organic lambs are growing large on our lakeshore lands, and will be delicious. Order now.. only €20to reserve your tasty and healthy lamb delivered to your door for delicious tasty dinners this winter and spring.
We sent the first batch of lambs ready for the freezer, and will deliver shortly to the eagerly awaiting customers who have already reserved. Emails will be arriving to alert you!