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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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”
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”