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This Saturday – Spring Beekeeping & Gardening

Saturday, April 1 | 10:00–4:00

Children's Craft:  Bee Home (11:00–3:00)

Spring is a busy time for bees and beekeepers alike, and today you’ll learn about what makes a healthy hive. Meet our honeybees, peek inside their hive, and find out what they do for us around the farm and in the gardens.

At 11:00, weather permitting, Howell Farm beekeeper Johanna Swartzentruber will open the hives and check the health of the colony by looking at the bees and their work on the comb. A 45-minute presentation about “Life in a Honeybee Colony” will begin at 2:00.

Educational Programs for Students & Families

Sheep Shearing & Farm Animal Dates Available! 

Howell Farm's hands-on field trips are designed for schools and families, bringing students of all ages through the fields, woods and barns of a real working farm.  Along the way, they learn about the history, technology, and science of farming in the past and in the present. Learn more about this season's programs below!

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April Events

1  Spring Beekeeping & Gardening

Bee Home

8  Henhouse Visits

Chicken Eggcup

15 Plowing, Harrowing & Wash Day

Felt Butterflies

22  Potato Planting

Potato Printing

29 Fashion Show 

Flower Pincushion 

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Farmer's Blog

March 20

"First Day of Spring"

Chester and Paul are soaking up the sun  on the first day of spring!

March 15

"Bottle-Fed Lamb"

For whatever reason, this little guy was not getting enough milk from his mom.  But don't worry...his farmer-parents (Katelyn and Alessandra) will bottle feed and keep him warm until his mom can take over.

March 7

"The First Arrival"

Our first  lamb (a boy) arrived today, followed  twenty minutes later by his twin bother!

March 4:

"Bushy, the Cat, Learns to Tell Time"

She may not know how to use a watch but she sure does know when it's 2 o'clock! That's when Blizzard the cow gets milked. Bushy always makes her way to the barn in time to get a fresh mug of milk  from one of the farm's generous milkmaids. 



70 Woodens Lane

Hopewell Twp., NJ 08530

Main: 609-737-3299
Fax: 609-737-6524

U.S. Mail
101 Hunter Road

Titusville, NJ 08560


Open Saturdays 
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday–Friday except for reserved educational programs

Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Mercer County Holidays

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Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission

Brian M. Hughes, County Executive | Aaron T. Watson, Executive Director

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