This week, the 9th to the 15th of July, is Bees Needs Week 2018, coordinated by Defra. It is a yearly spotlight on the food and housing needs of our bee species - of which there are approximately 220 different species in the UK! The week is just one part of a wider National Pollinator Strategy.
We caught up with bee-loving gardening author and TV presenter Sarah Raven to get her top tips on gardening for Bees Needs.
Efficiency is dogma in modern Britain, when it comes to travel we tend to choose speed and low cost over style and enjoyment, but sometimes shouldn’t the journey itself be as good as the destination?
After starting life on the wing, our honey has found its way onto a rather special train.
Join London Honey Company founder and head beekeeper Steve Benbow in East Sussex at Sarah Raven's Farm, Perch Hill, for an introduction to beekeeping.
A romp through lots of different aspects of beekeeping to give participants an overview of what to expect when thinking of adopting beekeeping.
We all express love in different ways, but in this age of consumerism when it's easy to buy something, cooking treats for your loved ones is a sure way to show that you care.
We love this delicious recipe for raw chocolate & honey truffles, it is both indulgent and yet packed with nutritious ingredients and sweetened only with natural honey and dates.
As we reach the winter solstice, when the sun makes its shortest and lowest appearance of the year above the horizon, I find solace in a book and a comfy chair. Mary Oliver's poem about honey struck a cord when I read it recently, how romantic to think...
Porridge, with borage honey and apple slices. The winter months are upon us, we savour the daylight hours having taken them for granted in the summer. The clock change for me is the most depressing time of the year, it’s when I finally admit defeat to winter. I know...
Jess Albarn's Devon meadow, a carpet of Yellow Rattle, Rhinanthus minor Artist Jessica Albarn came over to our railway arch in Bermondsey last week to pick up some of our new Amber Pharmacy Glass Pure Beeswax Candles, which we are delighted with, not least of all because they feature one of...
Our Hannah receiving her Diploma for completing the Beefarming Apprenticeship. How time flies, three years ago we were finalising the paperwork with the Bee Farmers Association ready to welcome our first apprentice, Hannah. We were a little unsure what to expect and we weren't the only ones, the Beefarming Apprenticeship had...
We're teaming up with Stevie Parle's Craft LDN on Saturday 9th September to mark the culmination of the beekeeping season, the honey harvest. Stevie Parle and Craft LDN Head Chef Ana Cortes Garcia will welcome guests to the restaurant for champagne & honey sweetened cocktails, snacks and a honey-inspired three course dinner. Dinner will...
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