Tuesday, 27 August 2013

The London Honey Company - British Summer Honey & Lip Balm

I first came across The London Honey Company on Jenny's blog.

I found it fascinating that Steve Benbow decided to keep bees in Central London. Fourteen years ago he started keeping bees in the outside space (a flat roof accessed via a fire escape) at his London flat.  The first hive was behind the lift-shaft and the bees produced "incredible honey".  By the following year Steve had hives in lots of locations around London.

The empire continued to grow and Steve manages hives throughout the UK.  You can find out more about Hive Management Schemes and Green Consultancy on the website - see here.

Here's what I bought -

British Summer Honey (£5 for 227g) - a selection of the best honey from Steve's hives and trusted bee keepers.  This is simply delicious honey.

I also bought Lip Balm (£3.50) which comes in a cute tin.  Inside is London Beeswax which is blended with shea butter, cocoa butter, lavender and a touch of honey. Leaves the lips super soft and delicately scented. Love that this is easy to pop in a pocket or handbag for nourishing lips on the go.

See the website here
Follow on Twitter @Londonhoneyman


  1. I love honey! And bees are just adorable! You'd never imagine a bee keeper in the city, some people really think outside the box!

    from Brigitte at // BreezeyBee Blog | BlogLovin'

  2. That is a really interesting story, I always thought you need a field to keep bees! I love honey, yum xx

    1. I know I found it fascinating. Delicious honey x

  3. The lip balm does sound lovely and I love the cute packaging :) x

  4. The lip balm sounds really nice! x

  5. Oh this looks yummy! I'm going to see if we have local honey producers who make lip balms, such a good idea!