Tuesday 23 September 2008 10.25pm
Hi Boss St Bloke,
The hive is currently located in central London. Its honey production is well up on the national average and the bees haven't worried any neighbours.
Inner city honey is thought to be extra good due to the variety of different pollen sources. Our bees have a particular liking to Lime tree pollen which gives the honey a slightly minty flavour.
Honey bees are hard workers and tend to go straight to the pollen source, they don't usually waste time bumbling around in peoples houses.
There are many hives in the area including one on the roof of The Royal Festival Hall
, others in Roots and Shoots Wildlife Garden (off Kennington Road
), Walworth Garden Farm, the roof of Fortnum and Mason, and several private gardens, roof terraces and balconies.
The current health problems of the honey bee are well documented and its important that we support this important and fascinating insect.