Bermondsey Street Bees are delighted to be opening our first retail outlet this Saturday 15th October at Hiver Beers Arch in Maltby Street.
WC Fields famously said: “Never work with animals or 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”
In August, we moved the hives at Lambeth Palace, London’s oldest garden, to a dappled new location. A neat job, but not without its complications.
Who better to taste the first of our new season Bermondsey Street honeycomb with than the brilliant Honey & Co ? Here’s the video of the very first cut, taken by Samit.
A honeybee sting is best avoided: the bee dies and you get a small dose of poison. It’s a lose-lose situation for both participants. So why do bees bother stinging at all ? Continue reading “The Sting”
Beekeeping is a hands-on job: all of the senses are engaged when working with bees: touch, smell, hearing, vision and finally, most delightfully, taste. It is a truly immersive craft.
I didn’t realise when we posed for this picture that Marie Laure Legroux and I were making an impromptu version of the French tricolore: Blue, White and Red. There’s selfie solidarity for you!
As fans of our award-winning Bermondsey Street Honey and our Suffolk Coastal Honey know, we sell out very quickly every year. Now, alongside the honey we make, we’re launching two curated labels, Union & Metro, on sale at our local B Street Deli Continue reading “Introducing Two Bermondsey Street Bees “Guest” Honeys”
We crossed the Atlantic to visit Artie Rollins at his New York City Parks Department’s 30,000 square foot rooftop on Randall’s Island.
An unusual assignment. And an unglamorous location. Even the taxi driver we flagged down in Harlem after the M35 bus we were on broke down had no idea where it was. Or did, but didn’t like the idea of going there. But we were on a mission.
There’s no doubt that bees are riding a wave of popularity. And nowhere more so than in London. That’s great news.
But there’s a problem just around the corner. The coming crisis is that London’s bees don’t have enough to eat. And bees can’t eat kind words. Continue reading “Bees Can’t Eat Kind Words”