The Suffolk Punch Trust is pleased to announce the Bee-Happy Ploughing Day. The event will run throughout the day and will showcase their Suffolk Punch heavy horses ploughing fields using traditional farming methods. The fields will then be sewn with bee friendly meadow flower varieties using a traditional seed fiddle. They will be working in partnership with Hollesley Bay Prison who are keeping bees on their site as part of their programme of works.
Katie Fenton, Chief Executive said, “We were contacted by the prison who were interested in setting up an area of land dedicated to bee-friendly flowers. We are really looking forward to the opportunities this partnership will bring and want to develop links with the Hollesley Bay Prison and the Suffolk Punch Trust as part of our shared history”.
Tracey Pettitt, Stud Manager said, “By using this traditional method of working the land we are giving people today an opportunity to see Suffolk Punch horses doing the job they were originally bred for as part of East Anglia’s rural heritage”.
The Suffolk Punch Trust is a charity dedicated to the preservation of the iconic and critically endangered Suffolk Punch heavy horse through its established breeding programme, raising public awareness and training a new generation of equine professionals to work them.
If you would like to visit the site, we are located on the Suffolk coast in Hollesley village just 15 minutes from Woodbridge. Last admission: 4:00pm.
Starts: 16 August 2015 at 10:30 AM
Ends: 16 August 2015 at 5:00 PM
Sunday 16 August, 10:30am-5:00pm at the Suffolk Punch Trust, Woodbridge Walk, Hollesley, Woodbridge IP12 3JR