Notes from the Field

Beekeeping facts, flowers in bloom and outdoors living.

March is about...

Daffodils, clearing the garden, savouring any early sun

From the beekeeper

“Thinking about the new season, opening up hives when it’s warm.”

News in Brief

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Barnes Night

Dorset poet William Barnes (1801-1886) is celebrated annually by a bunch of local enthusiasts. Held in a cider shed in the depths of West Dorset a group of idiosyncratic Westcountry folk spend an evening of music, food, cider, songs and poetry. The words of Barnes’ poetry is recited in the Dorset dialect of his era. Have a look of this little video of Mark doing his best wurzel…

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Twinways Wassail!

A peculiar orchard tradition with its routes in paganism comes alive each year at Twinways Orchard; we invited cider and orchard lovers to help us ward off evil spirits and to shore up our chances of a good apple yield later in the year.

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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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Spring Equinox

Tuesday, 20th March

What we’re making during March

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

Lip Balm

Tea Tree Salve

Filberts Candle Rolling Demo

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

  • Snowdrops, willow and hellebores 70%
  • Blackthorn, crocus 30%

Kilos of beeswax extracted & cleaned

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