Is Irish heather honey the new super honey?

My cupboard is brimming with Irish honey. I am married to an Irishman and we frequently go back to Ireland to see family. Sticky pots of local honey from beekeepers sit on my shelf, representing the various counties in Ireland, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary. You can read my review of a County Cork coastal honey from Youghal  here. It was with great interest I took note of a recent study in...

Letters to a Beekeeper

“Letters to a Beekeeper” is a delightful book for anyone interested in beekeeping, bees, gardening or indeed letters. The book follows the journey of two people over the course of a year and the sharing of their passions.   Alys learns how to keep bees and Steve learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden.  Steve Benbow is the founder of the London Honey Company and Alys Fowler is the Guardian gardening writer. This book...

Why Choose Beeswax Candles?

Beeswax candles provide a soft yellow ambient glow, which is lovely to bask in. We have recently made our first batch of hand poured beeswax candles (poured with love in the UK) to complement our limited edition raw London honey. We work in small batches and we think our honey and candles are pretty special. More than a quarter of British households now buy candles  for their home and if...

The Beauty of Beeswax Candles

Beeswax candles are beautiful, the wax is created by bees and it is 100% natural and chemical free. Beeswax candles are our latest obsession having been gifted two beautiful beeswax candles at Christmas. Beeswax candles emit a really rich coloured flame which is mesmerising, the candle burns cleanly with a soothing warm yellow glow, and there is no smoke. The natural smell is both sweet and comforting, influenced by the scents...

The Joy of Bees: A Gastronomic Honey Tasting

As a honey lover when I heard that an immersive experiential art installation centred around bees and gastronomic honey tasting was coming to London I could not contain my excitement. The Joy of Bees curated by Bompas & Parr  for Relais & Châteaux , an international hotel group (that has a  commitment to bees and sustainability) arrived in London in October (2016) and I was delighted to attend the preview night (and to experience the...

Honey from Mile End Cemetery

I was delighted to be introduced to James Gotts, one of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park (THCP) Beekeepers (there are four of them).  The Tower Hamlet’s Cemetery opened in 1841 and closed for burials in 1966, it is one of the Magnificent Seven Victorian cemeteries of London and it is now a designated park. As cemeteries go, it was very popular with people from the East End (a majority of the burials...

Baking with a multi-floral honey from County Wexford  

I picked up a golden jar of honey from the beekeeper J.Wallace of Horeswood, Campile, Wexford last time I was in Ireland. I don’t know much about the beekeeper however the honey has a lovely floral scent. Campile, where this honey is from means ‘head of the creek’ in Irish, it is a small village located in the south of County Wexford. The types of flora common in the area...