Could we bee any more excited? Craft London has teamed up with urban beekeepers The London Honey Company to present a masterclass on beekeeping. Not only that but they’re also including a ‘honey-inspired’ dinner in an event to celebrate the end of the honey harvest.
The day and evening event, held on Saturday 9th September will start at 3pm with a two-house ‘Beekeeping for Beginners’ masterclass. Founder of The London Honey Company, Steve Benbow, will hold an interactive workshop including a visit to actual beehives and advice on equipment and so on – because bees are really important, without them pollinating, we’d all be rather stuck, so if more people can be encouraged to keep bees, the better.
The evening will include a honey themed meal created by Stevie Parle and Head Chef Ana Cortes Garcia, starting with a champagne and honey sweetened cocktail and a selection of honeyish snacks and a three course dinner, all using honey from Craft London’s own bees. Dishes mentioned so far include: British feta with sea buckthorn, summer berries, craft honey and rose hips followed by fermented honey-glazed duck breast with heritage baby carrot, purslane and jus and a pudding of Bakewell tart with cobnut frangipane and bilberry and honey jam.
You’ll also be able to buy Letters to a Beekeeper at a discounted rate, this new book by Steve Benbow and Alys Fowler (the Guardian’s gardening writer) and the pair will be reading extracts too.
The Beekeeping Masterclass and Honey Supper Club will take place on the 9th September.