bee keeper on the roofs of Bermondsey

Bermondsey Street Bees


Awarded Great Tastes’  ‘2016 Small Artisan Producer of the Year’,   we’ve kept  our London rooftop bees  four floors above busy Bermondsey Street since 2007. They forage on neighbouring roof terraces as well as treetops, parks, allotments and gardens. Covering a 2 – 3 mile radius from the hives, they gather pollen and nectar from both native species and some unexpected exotics, transforming it into the award-winning Bermondsey Street Honey.

In 2012, we set up our Suffolk Coastal apiary. Our country bees have very different forage, from crops such as rape and field beans to wild flowers and hedgerow brambles. The honey they make has a quintessentially English country taste.

2015 saw us adding Union and Metro ‘Guest Honeys’ to our range, sourcing limited production honeys from urban and rural artisan beekeepers across England. Like us they are passionate about healthy hives and wonderful raw honey. More >


Apis Consultancy

Dale under the Bermondsey Street sign

Whether you want to contribute to the local environment, pollinate an orchard or kitchen garden or simply have your own honey production, the success of your bees depends on the best possible apiary set-up.

 Run by Dale Gibson, Apis is a unique apicultural consultancy, which believes in high knowledge/low intervention beekeeping, combining the traditional craft and lore with sound modern analytics to achieve productive, healthy hives. Clients range from private individuals to leading chefs and hotel groups wanting to produce their own artisan honeys.

 Apis advises on, designs, installs and mentors urban and rural apiaries. A comprehensive range of services includes the proprietory Apis Forage Index and Apis Site Surveys. Based on these, tailor-made solutions can be devised to meet individual client objectives. More >