It’s been a fascinating year – there’s so much to tell. But for now, let’s focus on our subscriber offer for the Bermondsey Street Festival on Saturday 16th September 2017.
Subscribers to this blog can pre-order up to 3 jars of multi-award-winning Bermondsey Street Honey (330g jars at £15). Honey is, by definition, a local business and we aim to give our Bermondsey neighbours the first chance to buy their local, artisan honey.
WC Fields famously said: “Never workwith animalsor children”. A trenchant one-liner. But if you slavishly obeyed it, how would you go about getting a beautifully composed, close-up shot of bees feeding on a dripping honey-spoon? Continue reading “Bee-Wrangling For Bompas & Parr”
Each year, in the week before the Bermondsey Street Festival, we send out a preferential offer to subscribers to my Apis blog to reserve (up to a maximum of 5) jars of Bermondsey Street Honey for collection from our stall at the Festival.
Please e-mail your requests to email@example.com
Out of 10,000 entries, only 141 made the 3-star Great Taste Awards 2016 grade. Including our Bermondsey Street Honey. And now we’re in the Top 50, with a shot at a “Golden Fork” Award (no sniggering at the back!)
But that’s enough from me. Here’s what the judges said:
The image of country beekeeping is sedate, dreamy, redolent of a bygone age. Take, for example, the Soho Farmhouse apiary which I designed, installed and currently maintain. Nested up on a south-facing Cotswold hillside, it sits on top of the Farmhouse’s gorgeous production garden – an array of 10 WBC hives, knee-deep in wildflowers. Continue reading “Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs”