Notes from the Field

Beekeeping facts, flowers in bloom and outdoors living.

January is about...

Crisp winter walks, New Year’s Resolutions, Wassail

From the beekeeper

“This month we’re treating the bees for varroa and checking hives for damage.”

News in Brief

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

Beekeeping Courses in West Dorset

Beekeeping Courses in West Dorset

Know someone who's interested in having bees but doesn't 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 popular,...

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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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Natural beeswax balms made in Dorset

Natural beeswax balms made in Dorset

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.

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Beeswax food wraps

Beeswax food wraps

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...

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Imbolc - 1st February

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Imbolc in the Celtic seasonal calendar marks the awakening of earth after winter – first snowdrops, catkins, bees emerging from hibernation

What we’re making and packing this month

Kit in a Card - Bee Garden

Lip balms

Extracting honey

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Snowdrops, hellebores, early crocus

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Winter honeysuckle, viburnum, jasmine, Christmas box, catkins

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