Notes from the Field

Beekeeping facts, flowers in bloom and outdoors living.

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We are offering a 20% discount on our Natural Beeswax Products until the 31st May 2024. Once you have chosen the items for purchase and proceeded to your basket, simply enter the following coupon code: BEEDAY20

The code does not apply to our Beekeeping Courses or Raw Dorset Honey.

 

May is about...

blossoming cider apple trees, bluebells in full swing and the verges full of colour. We’re catching up on maintenance jobs here, checking bees and making lots of salves and polishes. Our Rose Lip Balm has also been featured in the June issue of Country Living Magazine which hit shelves this month and which is keeping us busy packing online orders.

From the beekeeper

“It’s great to see pollen coming into the hives now – a good sign for the season ahead.”

News in Brief

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

April – Busy Planting!

April – Busy Planting!

With April’s full budding moon came the first blossoms on the Yarlington Mill cider trees and rather alarmingly also the new eating fruit trees that were delivered in the middle of the month!!

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March – Changing Seasons

March – Changing Seasons

The orchard is coming back to life and showing signs of Spring with our bees venturing out to feed on early pollen on warmer days. Our bee breeding shed has had a Spring clean and is ready of the season ahead.

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May, what a month!

May, what a month!

I’ve meant to see in the month of may from the top of the Cerne Giant for a long time now.  This year I finally managed to and it was a gloriously random affair.  From this chaotic, raucous beginning the month has sprawled out in the same fashion.   All was a rush to...

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What we’re making and packing this month

Wood Care

Foot Salve

 

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