Beekeeping Master Class on the Roof of the St Ermin's Hotel -London-

Near St James tube station, a stone's throw away from the Houses of Parliament, Camilla Goddard is keeping bees for the St Ermin's Hotel. 


Confession time: I don't think I like honey very much. On the other hand, like for many people, insects societies are a source of fascination.
 
No doubt that urban beekeeping is on the increase. Either for ecological reasons: bees are dying out in the wild therefore keeping bees has become important; for financial reasons, it will take only two years to get the initial investment back and start making money from honey. Out of interest, be keeping is very educational at many levels.
 
Not only individuals has started keeping urban bees, shops like Fortnum & Mason or hotel like the St Ermin's do too. The St. Ermin's' rooftop hotel is home to 200,000+ Buckfast bees, a good tempered honey bee, who reside in three custom-built hives.
 
If you are interested in the subject, you'll need a bit of advice. Throughout September, every Tuesday, The St Ermin's hotel runs a beekeeping workshop. It's a two hours session where Camilla Goddard packs in all what is needed to know and more about keeping bees. It's a fascinating workshop with hands on and a cocktail the end for £15.
 
I was invited to attend and I thoroughly enjoy every single minute of it.
 
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Last but not least if this post wetted your appetite drop by Lavender and Lovage to read her account
 
Disclaimer: thank you to the St Ermin's for asking me to participate, I was not requested to write about it, I only did so because I think that this is a valuable workshop which deserves all the promotion it can get.
 
 

1 comment:

Karen S Booth said...

A FABULOUS post Solange and I am so pleased that the bees are doing well at St Ermin's Hotel too!

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