The summer didn't fulfil its early promise, did it? In Tipperary and the rest of Ireland the summer was dull and wet. This is no good for flowers and nectar flow, and beekeepers we've chatted to say honey is scarce this year.
But that is the way of nature, we just have to adjust and hope next year will be better. Luckily our mentor beekeepers who work with us have some spare honey, so we won't be too short, our priority is honey for Hivesharers.
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 by late autumn - we'll be in touch about delivery and collection.
Nuffield Agricultural Scholarship trip
Ailbhe is back from her agricultural research trip in June and July. It was intense and interesting travelling with 10 Nuffield Scholars to visit farms and agri-people in Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Israel, Netherlands and USA.
It's lovely to be home! Now to write up reports and more research.