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  • Celebrate the Honey Harvest with LHC & Craft LDN
    August 24, 2017 the London Honey Company

    Celebrate the Honey Harvest with LHC & Craft LDN


    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...

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  • The Bees' Needs Cocktail Recipe
    August 10, 2017 Craig Ferguson

    The Bees' Needs Cocktail Recipe


    To toast Steve and Alys's new book, Letters to a Beekeeper, our Lisa and her good friend Marcos, from Crazy Moon Cocktails, created a honey cocktail for us, we call it "The Bees' Needs" in homage to the little ladies....

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  • Write Us a Letter to Join the Party
    August 4, 2017 Emily Reed

    Write Us a Letter to Join the Party


      Next week we're having a knees up in the warehouse to celebrate the launch of Steve and Aly's new book, Letters to a Beekeeper.  Much as we'd love to have all of you there, sadly we can't fit everyone...

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  • Why we Support Bees for Development
    August 3, 2017 Emily Reed

    Why we Support Bees for Development


    Today we received an update from Nicola who runs Bees for Development, the amazing charity which helps vulnerable communities in poor countries to achieve self-sufficiency through beekeeping. I was heartened to hear how one of our donations to the charity is...

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  • The B Word
    June 29, 2017 Emily Reed

    The B Word


    The B word, not bees this time, but bacteria. It used to be a dirty word, an invisible threat to be got rid of by an arsenal of kitchen chemicals and antibiotics. Of course we all need to be hygienic...

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  • Can We Learn About Democracy From Honeybees?
    June 8, 2017 Emily Reed

    Can We Learn About Democracy From Honeybees?


    An illustration of honeybees swarming from the front cover of Thomas Seeley's book Honeybee Democracy Don't worry, I'm not about to suggest how you should vote if you're still to visit the polling station on your way home tonight. With...

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  • 3 Ways to Use Fresh Elderflowers
    June 2, 2017 Emily Reed

    3 Ways to Use Fresh Elderflowers


    June is the month of elderflower. Its pretty white heads of delicate little flowers announce this hedgerow tree's location. Luckily It's often found in urban areas, to the delight of city foragers. Do bottle up this fragrant bloom as cordial...

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  • Menu Spy...Inspiration from the Chefs
    May 24, 2017 Craig Ferguson

    Menu Spy...Inspiration from the Chefs


    Firedog W1: Chargrilled plums, kaymak, honey, salted pistachios & toasted brioche. Photo from @Firedogw1 on twitter. Firedog in West London offer Aegean inspired food, think Greek and Turkish flavours.Their chargrilled plums are a brilliant brunch idea. Kaymak is similar to clotted cream, but...

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  • Feed Your Skin
    April 27, 2017 Emily Reed

    Feed Your Skin


    I just stumbled across one of my favourite books, Feed Your Face, by Dian Dincin Buchman. Many teenage hours were spent raiding the fridge and hiding out in the bathroom, blanketed in oatmeal mixtures to beautify myself. This treasure trove...

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  • French Cheese and English Honey Recipes
    April 19, 2017 Emily Reed

    French Cheese and English Honey Recipes


    We never get tired of honey and cheese recipes, this classic combination has so many variations, as no two cheeses or honeys are ever quite the same. So I was delighted to see our honey featured in a blog post...

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  • Creating a Buzz in the Garden
    April 13, 2017 Emily Reed

    Creating a Buzz in the Garden


    A solitary bee on a dandelion. This Easter weekend, despite the reassuringly British forecast of showers and sunny spells, many of us are eager to get out into the garden. It’s a great opportunity to think about how to make...

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