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The London Honey Show – What a Buzz!

September 27, 2013 in Eat Local & Organic
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The Lancaster London is home to its own colony of bees!

The Lancaster London is home to its own colony of bees!

 

The London Honey Show – Do you get a buzz from beekeeping? Calling beekeepers, bee associations and people who adore seriously good honey – there is only one place to be on October 7th!

For an inspiring night out, why not make a beeline for  The London Honey Show, which takes place at The Lancaster London, a hop and a skip from leafy Hyde Park.  Not only is The Lancaster one of the capital’s super green hotels; it is also home to one of the loftiest bee colonies in London. There are ten hives situated on the second floor roof of this exciting, innovative, contemporary hotel. Last year three of the hives produced an impressive 80kg of delicate, honey, with floral notes – to the delight of the chefs working in the hotel’s Island Grill.

Quite simply, the London Honey Show is a celebration of all things bees and beekeeping, and seeks to inspire, educate and encourage friendly competition between new and experienced beekeepers.

The show is open to the public, and there will be plenty to enthrall both the experienced and novice beekeeper. Visitors can browse stalls and exhibits; take in a talk by a bee expert; and, most enjoyably of all, sample some delicious honey from local producers.

There’s plenty to see, taste and discover. Stalls are grouped into zones covering: Food and drink; arts and crafts; beekeeping equipment: beauty products: hives and garden decorations and more. This year the show will include: a children’s craft centre, a display area for local school projects and a selection of hives to get seriously excited about.

If you are thinking of taking up beekeeping, this is the place to come and find out how to get the buzz.

 

Queen Bee - London Beekeeper of the year 2012, Sharon Bassey.

Queen Bee – London Beekeeper of the year 2012, Sharon Bassey.

The highlight of this evening show will be the awards ceremony with the following categories up for grabs:

  • Best Home Honey
  • Best Rooftop Honey
  • South versus North of the Thames
  • Best Business Honey
  • Best Honey Packaging

 

The highlight of the evening will be the coveted award for “London Beekeeper of the Year 2013”, in association with BeeCraft Magazine.  The King or Queen Bee of 2013 will be presented with an impressive plaque and the honour of being London’s best beekeeper.  Last year’s winner was Sharon Bassey, who was commended for her enthusiasm and tireless work in the world of beekeeping.

 

Entry to The London Honey Show is just £1, with all money going to “Bees Abroad”. The body assists beekeepers living in poor and remote areas of the world, lifting them out of poverty through beekeeping.  There will also be a tombola, with all funds raised going to the charity.

 

 

Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY

To Book Tickets for the London Honey Show please call –

Reservations on 020 7551 6000 or visit www.lancasterlondon.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Alison Jane Reid

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2 responses to “The London Honey Show – What a Buzz!”

  1. […] floral tasting London honey that I am currently eating is from Sharon Bassey (previous winner of London Beekeeper of the Year). She looks after the bees and hives in Southwark Park in South East London (the park first opened […]

  2. […] floral tasting London honey that I am currently eating is from Sharon Bassey (previous winner of London Beekeeper of the Year). She looks after the bees and hives in Southwark Park in South East London (the park first opened […]

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