You may remember a little while ago we told you about the bees that came to hive on the top of St Ermin’s Hotel in St James’s Park, well now the first harvest of honey is ready.
St Ermin’s Hotel in St James’s Park, London will celebrate the first full harvest from its 200,000 rooftop Buckfast Bees this month to coincide with September Honey month.
St Ermin’s will be working with environmental charity SUSTAIN, to host a series of bee-related activities during Urban Eats Week (9–16 September inclusive).
Throughout the month guests will also be able to try Chef Hus Vedat’s specially designed Caxton Grill lunch/ dinner menu, sip honey infused cocktails such as The Bowler Hat at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or settle into the library for a honey-themed afternoon tea, each one delivering a £2 donation.
St Ermin’s Buckfast bees are good tempered honey bees and have been happily living in the capital, soaking in their rooftop view from six custom-built hives. Three of the hives are on the roof, and the other three are safely viewable to guests on the third floor if you want to go and take a look.
They have fantastic access to some of London’s most prestigious gardens including Buckingham Palace and St James’s Park and so can gather a wide variety of pollen and nectar within their three-miles flight radius and produce a truly delicious tasting honey. Lucky bees! And now, lucky us!