Ten years ago Steve Benbow decided he wanted to keep bees in Central London — there was a problem: he lived on the 6th story of an ex-council block near Tower Bridge with no garden. The only viable outside space was the flat roof, accessed via a fire escape.
It worked like a dream. He located his first hive behind the lift shaft complete with live bee cam and the bees started producing incredible honey. It was the start of a thriving urban business. At market he sells honeycombs, cut straight from the hive, this is a delicious treat – honey in its most natural state.It’s super tasty on toast, with cheese and biscuits, or just as it is. He also sells bottled honey from his hives in London and the South East of England.