What's going on at the Farm?
Exciting news! Hawk's Hollow Honey is helping America's Grow-a-Row
America’s Grow-a-Row’s mission is to positively impact as many lives as possible through a volunteer effort of planting, picking, rescuing, and delivering free fresh produce. Today, America’s Grow-a-Row is a thriving 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Pittstown, NJ that donates 2.4+ million pounds, or 9 million servings, of farm fresh produce annually. We love their mission so much that we have proudly teamed up with them to serve as their apiarists (fancy word for beekeepers) to help bring pollinators to their fields. Together, we established several honeybee colonies this summer along with a lovely pollinator garden at their Pittstown, NJ site. The honeybees have provided a 75,000 lb. increase in produce yield, just in their first year alone. Go bees!
Visit America’s Grow-a-Row to learn more about them and you may also volunteer or donate to help make a change.
We are proud to be a certified Bee Friendly Farm
Bee Friendly Farming (BFF) is a certification program from Pollinator Partnership working with farmers to help protect, preserve and promote pollinator health and bee friendly agricultural practices across North America. BFF helps farmers incorporate affordable, simple, science-based guidelines, like offering nutrition and habitats for bees, and integrated pest management strategies. Bees provide one in every three bites of food! Healthy bees are essential for a healthy tomorrow. Visit Pollinator Partnership to learn more.
We are on the Hunterdon 579 Trail!
We are excited to be one of the farms listed on this fantastic new site! From the hills of Bethlehem Township to the Delaware River Valley, the Hunterdon 579 Trail is your path to taste the wonders of our historical agricultural region. Visit the 579 trail for more information.
Hawk's Hollow Farm: New Member of the "Monarch Waystation Program"
Just like Honeybees, Monarch butterflies are very important pollinators that contribute to the health of our planet. While feeding on nectar, they pollinate many types of wildflowers. Our farm is also certified as a Monarch Waystation. These way stations are places that provide resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. Without milkweeds throughout their spring and summer breeding areas in North America, monarchs would not be able to produce the successive generations that culminate in the migration each fall. Similarly, without nectar from flowers these fall migratory monarch butterflies would be unable to make their long journey to overwintering grounds in Mexico. The need for host plants for larvae and energy sources for adults applies to all monarch and butterfly populations around the world. Visit MonarchWatch to learn more.
We are a member of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association
The NJBA is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion and support of all aspects of beekeeping in New Jersey. The NJBA works to educate the general public on the benefits and importance of beekeeping, teach our members how to become better and more successful beekeepers and strives to dispel myths and misinformation regarding the honeybee. Visit the NJBA for more. There are over 1,000 members across 10 branches. Hawk's Hollow Honey is a member of the Northwest New Jersey branch.
We are members of the Eastern Apicultural Society
The Eastern Apicultural Society of North America, Inc. (EAS) is an international nonprofit educational organization founded in 1955 for the promotion of bee culture, education of beekeepers, certification of Master Beekeepers and excellence in bee research. EAS is the largest noncommercial beekeeping organization in the United States and one of the largest in the world.