The London Honey Company
In 1999 I was missing my rural Shropshire roots and simply had to find a way to bring a bit of the countryside into my life in the capital. I considered keeping pigeons or pigs, but inspired by my encounters with, as then illegal, rooftop beekeepers in New York during my days as a photojournalist, I installed honeybees on my roof in Tower Bridge. With urban beekeeping almost unheard of at the time, this simple act captured the zeitgeist: an appetite for pure natural food to be brought back into the heart of the city, for food to come straight from where it is made without interference and to let a quality ingredient speak for itself. The London Honey Company was born. Our zesty, complex honey from our rooftop beehives has inspired us to site honeybees across England to capture the variety of the isles' landscapes in single origin, raw honey: ling heather, Kent woodsage, Salisbury plain wildflower and more. Unable to be everywhere at once we also source pure honey from like-minded beekeepers allowing us to offer a difficult to rival range of raw honey.