Harvest time at the St Ermin’s Hotel and the hard work of their 300,000 rooftop Buckfast bees is rewarded with honey-themed menus and cocktails throughout September.
And, for the first time, this celebrated Westminster hotel is offering a series of urban bee keeping workshops hosted by bee guru Camilla Goddard of Capital Bee.
The ‘Bees in the Burbs’ taster workshops run at 2.30pm every Tuesday afternoon through September and cover bee basics; keeping, handling, safety, feeding and beehaviour, with introductory notes and planting list, a pot of St Ermin’s Honey plus a honey cream tea or honey-themed cocktail. Camilla Goddard believes it is vitally important that as many people as possible try to support honey bees, “choice of planting can have a positive impact and urban environments can be very attractive to colonies. By keeping just one hive you immediately introduce 50,000 pollinators into an urban area and that has a huge impact on the environment.”
St Ermin’s ‘Bees in the Burbs’ workshops cost from just £15 per head with no more than 12 people per two hour session. All bee handling equipment, protective suits – and bees – provided.
For further information and reservations go on line
http://www.sterminshotel.co.uk/special-offers/september-honey-month/ or call 0207 222 7888.
St. Ermin’s Hotel, Caxton Street, London SW1H OQW, Great Britain