Notes from the Field

Beekeeping facts, flowers in bloom and outdoors living.

January is about...

Crisp winter walks, New Year’s Resolutions and Wassail

From the beekeeper

“This month we’re pruning, treating the bees for varroa and warding off evil spirits at our orchard Wassail.”

News in Brief

Bees, the outdoors and natural living. There’s more in the archives »

Filberts’ Barn is transformed into a fab exhibition

Filberts' Barn is transformed into a fab exhibition space this weekend as we host an Open Studio event. Bridport Open Studios is a West Dorset-wide event which opens up many local artists' studios to the public. Suzy (who also works here at Filberts and designed our...

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Making a linocut for our new greetings cards

Read how Suzy Moger, local painter and printmaker, designed the new Filberts Lino Print Greetings Card. From initial sketches, to carving the lino, and printing the final piece, here's Suzy's story of how it was made. We decided that a linocut would be a great place...

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In the production barn today

This morning we made a batch of Lemon and Geranium Body Butter. As we are heading into Autumn and the weather cools I find my skin is drier and in need of a little extra care, so I’ve started using a little body butter on my face (when it's still damp) as a soothing...

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Filberts Wassail

Friday, 19th January

What we’re making during January

by hand, making every week, with 100% natural ingredients

Packing Seeds for Bees

More Wax Bars

Filberts Candle Rolling Demo

 Bees still out feeding if it’s sunny and over 10 degrees Centigrade

  • Winter honeysuckle, winter shrubs 10%
  • Ivy 90%

Beehives fed for winter

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