FOUNDED IN 2007, BERMONDSEY STREET BEES IS A SUSTAINABLE BEEKEEPING PRACTICE OFFERING AWARD-WINNING RAW HONEYS  AND A WIDE RANGE OF CONSULTANCY & EVENT SERVICES

We supply characterful, raw, single-source honeys to Chefs and Bartenders who want to support British beekeeping. People who are banishing highly-processed ‘EU & Non-EU blends’ from their kitchens and bars in favour of real honey, with authentic terroir and stories to tell.

We believe in artisanal raw honey production and traditional ways of beekeeping that always place bee welfare first. We have our own apiaries inside and outside London and also keep bees for some visionary organisations who support our sustainability agenda through their own commitments to net biodiversity gain.

Working alongside businesses, government and charities, we create best practice templates for keeping honeybees in cities without negatively impacting wild pollinators. Through our pioneering ‘Green Offset’ policy, we plant pollinator gardens in our own community and in collaboration with commercial entities. This is just one of many types of partnership that Bermondsey Street Bees has established to advance understanding of honeybees and the issues surrounding their survival.

Apis, our Apicultural Consultancy, advises corporates in many sectors, helping them develop meaningful CSR, ESG and biodiversity projects.

We also create a wide range of bespoke Bee Experiences and Corporate Events and offer apiary locations, equipment hire and bee wrangling to photographers, filmmakers & TV production companies.

Dale Gibson

Founder

A highly experienced and dedicated beekeeper, Dale Gibson heads up our apiaries and Apis, our consultancy arm which undertakes apicultural audits and develops best practice blueprints and other policy collateral for clients. He writes and speaks widely on issues around sustainable beekeeping in urban and rural settings. Recent speaking engagements have included Tate Modern, Royal Docklands Forum and Farrer & Co.
Dale has appeared on TV worldwide, from Sky News to CNN and Al-Jazeera documentaries as well as Great British Menu, Eat The Week and Saturday Kitchen.

Sarah Wyndham Lewis

Founder

A professional writer and Bologna-trained Honey Sommelier, Sarah is a columnist for a leading beekeeping magazine, trains chefs and bartenders and runs raw honey tastings for food and drinks industry professionals.
She also runs tastings and workshops for clients including Petersham Nurseries, Lambeth Palace, Cookery School and Hiver Beers. Her most recent book, ‘Planting for Honeybees’, is published worldwide by Quadrille. Sarah is a (Guild of Fine Foods) Great Taste Awards judge and co-ordinator trainer.

Giving Back

We believe in giving back. We contribute time, data and resources to global bee research. We raise money to train the next generation of beekeepers. We run community planting projects and advise on public and private realm planting initiatives to feed both honeybees and wild pollinators. We regularly donate speaking fees and percentages of pop-up sales revenues to bee charities.

Awards

2019

Greater London Enterprise Awards
Sustainable Food SME of the Year
Great Taste Awards
Three Star Award
National Honey Show
Winner, Best Honey in London
National Honey Show
Carter Cup

2018

Sustain/London Foodlink
Top 50 London Food Heroes
Great Taste Awards 
Three Star Award
National Honey Show
Second, Best Honey in London
National Honey Show
John Wilson Cup

2017

London Evening Standard
Top 10 London Food Producers
National Honey Show
Winner, Best Honey in London

2016

Great Taste Awards
Golden Fork: UK’s Small Artisan Producer
of The Year
Top 50 U.K. Foods.
3-Star Award
Urban Food Awards
Sustain/London Food Link
Winner, Heavenly Honey
CIRIA ‘Pollinator Award’
in collaboration with Berkeley Homes
National Honey Show
Second, Best Honey in London
National Honey Show
Second, Best Medium Honey in U.K.
London Honey Show
Winner, Best Packaging

2015

Great Taste Awards  
2-Star & 1-Star
Evening Standard: Urban Food Awards
Finalist
National Honey Show
Third, Best Honey in London
Oxfordshire Honey Show
Runner Up, Best Single Jar
London Honey Show
Runner up, Public Taste Honey

2013

National Honey Show
Runner Up, Best Honey in London

2012

London Honey Show
Winner, Best Rooftop Honey
London Honey Show
Winner, Best Packaging

2011

National Honey Show
Winner, Best London Honey
London Honey Show
Winner, Best Restaurant Honey