We supply characterful, raw, single-source honeys to Chefs and Bartenders who want to support British beekeeping. People who are banishing highly-processed ‘EU & Non-EU blends’ from their kitchens and bars in favour of real honey, with authentic terroir and stories to tell.
We believe in artisanal raw honey production and traditional ways of beekeeping that always place bee welfare first. We have our own apiaries inside and outside London and also keep bees for some visionary organisations who support our sustainability agenda through their own commitments to net biodiversity gain.
Working alongside businesses, government and charities, we create best practice templates for keeping honeybees in cities without negatively impacting wild pollinators. Through our pioneering ‘Green Offset’ policy, we plant pollinator gardens in our own community and in collaboration with commercial entities. This is just one of many types of partnership that Bermondsey Street Bees has established to advance understanding of honeybees and the issues surrounding their survival.
Apis, our Apicultural Consultancy, advises corporates in many sectors, helping them develop meaningful CSR, ESG and biodiversity projects.
We also create a wide range of bespoke Bee Experiences and Corporate Events and offer apiary locations, equipment hire and bee wrangling to photographers, filmmakers & TV production companies.
A highly experienced and dedicated beekeeper, Dale Gibson heads up our apiaries and Apis, our consultancy arm which undertakes apicultural audits and develops best practice blueprints and other policy collateral for clients. He writes and speaks widely on issues around sustainable beekeeping in urban and rural settings. Recent speaking engagements have included Tate Modern, Royal Docklands Forum and Farrer & Co.
Dale has appeared on TV worldwide, from Sky News to CNN and Al-Jazeera documentaries as well as Great British Menu, Eat The Week and Saturday Kitchen.
A professional writer and Bologna-trained Honey Sommelier, Sarah is a columnist for a leading beekeeping magazine, trains chefs and bartenders and runs raw honey tastings for food and drinks industry professionals.
She also runs tastings and workshops for clients including Petersham Nurseries, Lambeth Palace, Cookery School and Hiver Beers. Her most recent book, ‘Planting for Honeybees’, is published worldwide by Quadrille. Sarah is a (Guild of Fine Foods) Great Taste Awards judge and co-ordinator trainer.
We believe in giving back. We contribute time, data and resources to global bee research. We raise money to train the next generation of beekeepers. We run community planting projects and advise on public and private realm planting initiatives to feed both honeybees and wild pollinators. We regularly donate speaking fees and percentages of pop-up sales revenues to bee charities.