In 2010, the UK elected a coalition government, Bradley Manning contacted WikiLeaks, an Icelandic volcano erupted, BP spilt oil in the Gulf Of Mexico, Spain won the World Cup, Greece went bankrupt and beekeeping was legalized in New York City. Astonishing, isn’t it ?
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 were sad not to be able to attend last weekend’s London Honey Show, but delighted that Bermondsey Street Honey rang the bell in both honey categories in which it was entered : 3rd Best Rooftop Honey & 3rd Best Public Tasting Honey.
A modest haul, but our Bermondsey Street Bees have a remarkably consistent knack of being recognized in major awards and competitions.
Brava, you bees !
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”
On 24th September 2015, we took an observation hive into Borough Market for the final of the Sustain/Evening Standard Urban Food Awards. Continue reading “Urban Food Awards”
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.
And we’re off to a flying start with our new www.bermondseystreetbees.co.uk website. The Apis bee-blog and much more can be accessed through the site. And we’ve also been busy in the Press: see this profile in ES Lifestyle : Made in London .
The start of the Bee Year is September, once the honey harvest has been gathered in. So it’s time for our subscribers and local customers to be offered Bermondsey Street Honey before it goes on sale to the public at the Bermondsey Street Festival on 19th September 2015. Continue reading “We’re Back – With 2015’s Bermondsey Street Honey Offering”
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”
Premise: We are fervent advocates of science-led discovery of the wonders of the bees’ existence. We also feel that the availability of sustainable sources of forage is the primary consideration in maintaining healthy and productive apiaries. That is why we organise local pollinator-friendly plantings, have developed our proprietary Apis Forage Index to measure available forage in a specific location and now participate in programmes to further academic studies of apis mellifera. We get involved.
Our Bermondsey Street Honey collected two gongs at the Great Taste Awards 2015, run by the Guild of Fine Food. The judges’ comments quite made the girls blush. Read on: