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Know someone who's interested in having bees but doesn't know where to start? Our half-day Beekeeping Introductory course makes a lovely gift. We're taking bookings now for courses in 2020. We had some great feed back this year with The Bee Intro Course proving...
Pollen colour is one of the variables that affects the colour of our balms, salves, butters and polishes. Discover more about where your local bees are foraging with our new simple pollen guide, included in our Bee Garden Kit-in-a-card.
Our balms, salves and butters are free from water and do not contain synthetic colourings or fragrances, artificial preservatives, parabens, phthalates or mineral oils. They are concentrated, nourishing oil-based blends.
When it's cold outside, we like to spend a bit of time indoors experimenting with new products. Suzy has trialled and adapted our new kits for making beeswax food wraps. We've put together some clear instructions and you can make 3 wraps from each kit. NEW Food Wrap...
Summer Solstice, the longest day in the year
What we’re making and packing this month
Food Wrap Kits
Our bees are feeding now on …
Dandelions, rosemary, viburnum, fruit blossom (cherry, pear, plum, apple) deadnettles (wild white and cultivated kinds), euphorbia, comfrey, bluebells, pink campion, Porlock broom, wallflower, paeonies, roses, camassia, wallflowers, gooseberry and soft fruit blossom