Hooray for BBC2’s Great British Menu and Lee Westcott’s sumptuous honey creation, made with our Bermondsey Street Honey and honeycomb. The dish won him the round and helped him on his way to winning the whole week. See Dale and Lee on our rooftop on the press page
It is rare for me to receive an invitation to a Palace. As a beekeeper, I usually visit my queens uninvited. But I was flattered when John Chapple suggested that I might like to stand in for him at a Parliamentary away day at Lambeth Palace. John is simply the best beekeeper I know. So to be invited to open his hives and inspect them with a group of absolute novices was a feather in my cap.
As a Londoner, born, bred and beehived, the Evening Standard has always been a bit of a fixture in my life. “Eeny Stannit” was the chorus from one news-stand, duetting with “Noos, Noos” as vendors of the now-defunct Evening News counter-called. Redolent. Continue reading “Evening Standard : Made In London”
Welcome to the Apis blog. Apis is the latin word for Bee, so when you explore this space, be prepared to step into another world: an insect culture far older than our own, humming in the darkness. It’s not just a leap of imagination, it’s a real gangplank into prehistory, into a dense, six-legged matriarchy, into a breathing, breeding super-organism. And all inside a wooden box. Tread lightly, open your mind and enter…