Stop Press: London Honey Show: Two Talks

London Honey Show
London Honey Show

 The London Honey Show is at the Lancaster Hotel W2 2TY from 11am to 4pm this Sunday 16th October. Entry £2. Children go free. This is a family day out with a farmers’ market feel.

The Lancaster Hotel is very accessible, on the North side of Hyde Park, next to Lancaster Gate Tube (Central Line).

I will be giving two talks:

  •     1.30pm                    Bees Can’t Eat Kind Words”: Exploring the precarious balance of forage and London’s populous bees.
Bee On Bramble
Bee On Bramble
  • 2.15pm                 “The Asian Hornet”: Recognition and ManagementWe travelled to France to discover how beekeepers there have been coping with this voracious honeybee predator.
Asian Hornet
Asian Hornet

Hoping to see you there!

 

Our New Rooftop Planting Guide

Our New Rooftop Planting Guide

NEW ROOFTOP PLANTING GUIDE

Just in time for Spring, we’ve posted our new guide to Bee-Friendly Rooftop Planting. You can download it here. 

The guide’s been expertly researched and written for us by London-based garden designer Jane Finlay. Jane trained at Kew and was recently a finalist in the Society of Garden Design Student Award.  Massive thanks to Jane for her inspiring urban forage suggestions. You can find out more about her distinctive approach to garden design at janefinlay.london.

Bubble Wrap

Bubble Wrap
Bubble Wrap

The competition for bubble-wrap becomes intense in our household at this time of year. And it’s not just Sarah’s extraordinarily gregarious Christmas present list which drives the local demand for that commodity.

I have a beekeeping confession to make. It is strange, but true. I wrap my Bermondsey rooftop hives with bubble-wrap in December and January each year. There, I’ve said it.

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