Notes from the Field

Beekeeping facts, flowers in bloom and outdoors living.

April is about...

Enjoying the longer days and blossom.

From the beekeeper

“Increasing hive numbers and building up colonies.”

News in Brief

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

Helping Out Tired Bumblebees

Helping Out Tired Bumblebees

You may notice a few very large bumble bees flying about at this time of year. These queens bumblebees are occasionally caught out by the unpredictable weather in early spring. Read on to to find out what to do with an exhausted queen bumblebee at home…

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Beekeeping Courses in West Dorset

Beekeeping Courses in West Dorset

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...

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Colours of pollen

Colours of pollen

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.

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What we’re making and packing this month

Our NEW Gardeners Hand Salve

Kits, Kits and more Kits

 

This month, we’ve spotted bees feeding on …

Hellebores, winter honeysuckle, crocus, daffodils, early tulips, blackthorn, willow, pulmonaria, iris tuberosa, anemone blanda, Japanese quince, primroses, rosemary, single camellia, celandine

 

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