Natural beeswax balms made in Dorset

Natural beeswax balms made in Dorset

Filberts balms are concentrated oil-based moisturisers which contain no water. Standard lotions contain a large percentage of water, often as much as 50%. This means they need emulsifiers to prevent them separating, thickeners and powerful preservative. Our natural...
Surviving Apple Harvest

Surviving Apple Harvest

We’re about to start in the orchard on the last job of the year.  The bees are all fed and sorted for winter, so we turn our efforts to harvesting the cider apples.  Before we can get going, the barns have to be cleared and cleaned, the harvesting equipment repaired...
Dorset Beekeeping Courses For beginners

Dorset Beekeeping Courses For beginners

This year we’ll be launching a great new series of courses with Mark at Twinways Orchard. Ever thought you’d like to know more about beekeeping? Our half-day Taster Session will give you the chance to find out what beekeeping is all about. You will spend a relaxed day...

William Barnes Night in West Dorset

Dorset poet William Barnes (1801-1886) is celebrated annually by a bunch of local enthusiasts. They gather in a cider shed in the depths of West Dorset.  This group of idiosyncratic Westcountry folk spends an evening of music, food, cider, songs and poetry. They...

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