The Clovermead Story
Beekeeping is in the Hiemstra blood! Chris is a third generation beekeeper! His grandfather had beehives in the Netherlands and passed the love of beekeeping onto his sons. Chris’ father, Henry, is one of those 6 sons and in 1975 began selling honey in the garage behind his house and named his operation Clovermead. In the late 1980’s Henry and Ann moved and restored an old log cabin on their farm, which is the home for the Honey Gift Store you see today.
Chris and Christy bought the business in 2000 taking on the family tradition of restoring and reusing antique buildings and barns. The Brownsville train station became the home for the Bee Discovery station where now you can learn about the wonderful world of bees. Over the years, Chris and Christy have dragged home and restored corn cribs, pig houses and even antique outhouses! Now the fourth generation of the Hiemstra family is being raised with a passion for bees and is joining in the construction of the adventure farm by coming up with fun ideas of things to do at Clovermead.
Pumpkin Fest at Clovermead
Celebrate the world of pumpkins this fall. Pick your own pumpkin (extra charge) from our field, fire walnuts from a cannon and from a giant sling shot. Enjoy a wagon ride, bee train ride, visit farm animals, get lost in the corn maze, and enjoy the fall decorations and family photo spots. Take a spin on the pedal carts or bounce on the giant jumping pillow/pad. Don’t miss the Pumpkin Rolling Show, Pumpkin Drop Show or the Pumpkin Cannon Show. There’s bushels of fresh family fun on our Adventure Farm. Come play with your family and Bee Happy at Clovermead.
The rates is $14.99 + tax regular admission and seniors admission is $12.99 + tax.
Schedule of events
10:30am Wagon rides, bee barrel train rides
11:30am Pumpkin Rolling Show (Pumpkin Drop Show right after Pumpkin Rolling Show)
12:00pm Pumpkin Cannon Show
12:30pm Wagon rides, bee barrel train rides
1:30pm Pumpkin Rolling Show (Pumpkin Drop Show right after Pumpkin Rolling Show)
2:00pm Pumpkin Cannon Show
2:30pm Wagon rides, bee barrel train rides
3:30pm Pumpkin Rolling Show (Pumpkin Drop Show right after Pumpkin Rolling Show)
4:00pm Pumpkin Cannon Show
4:30pm Wagon rides, bee barrel train rides
Launch walnuts at targets from our mini-blaster and giant slingshot – right after the Pumpkin Cannon Show!
For more information visit the Clovermead website at http://clovermead.com.