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London Honey Company tour is the bee’s knees

Posted at 10:00 am, March 5, 2013 in Food & Drink
Steve Benbow © Rob Greig

Looking for the best buzz in London? Then who better to give you an introduction to the capital’s bee output than the London Honey Man, aka Steve Benbow (above). Photo-journalist turned urban beekeeper Steve has hives on some of the city’s most iconic buildings, include the rooftop of Fortnum & Mason and the Tate Modern, and the honey produced from his urban bees is, in turn, stocked in the food halls of Fortnum & Mason, Harrods and Harvey Nichols (as well as a handful of artisanal farmer’s markets, such as Maltby Street Market). On Saturday March 9, he’ll guide you through a tasting of honey from different locations – each of which has a distinctive taste – accompanied by food from neighbouring Maltby Street producers such as the Little Bread Pedlar, the Ham & Cheese Company and Kernel Brewery. You’ll also learn how the honeycomb is turned into honey, about the growing interest in beekeeping, and the challenges an urban beekeeper faces. Sweet.

Tickets cost £40 and the event will run from 4-6pm at The London Honey Studio, 6 Dockley Road, Maltby Street Market (Unit 6), SE16 3SF. To book, visit foodsafari.co.uk.

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