Regent's Park Honey is produced entirely in the beautiful London park.
The bees forage from the abundance of trees and flowers that are found in the beautiful 166 hectare area spanning the London boroughs of Camden and Westminster.
Our exclusive, raw, unadulterated honey is made by our busy bees in a hidden apiary tucked away from view in London’s world famous Regent’s Park.
On warm, sunny days the honeybees collect nectar from the blossoming trees, blooming shrubs and fragrant flowers in the stunning borders in the inner circle and outer circle of the historic, 166 hectares (410 acre) royal park. They will also visit the community allotment in the park where fruits and vegetables are grown.
Each bee returns to the hive from her foraging trip with a tiny drop of nectar which is stored in beeswax comb and transformed by the bees over a few weeks into delicious honey.
The beekeeper increases the size of the hive over the summer as more nectar arrives and at the end of the summer harvests the honey by spinning it off the comb. It is poured from large, collecting buckets into jars; nothing more. We are careful to leave the bees enough of their honey to feed them through the winter months.
There has been an apiary in Regent’s Park for many year and the honey is much prized by local residents – some of whom swear it cures their hayfever - and visitors from far and wide for its delicate taste and texture.
This year’s poly-floral honey is no exception. A delightfully light, aromatic, amber-coloured, runny honey that will please many palates. A perfect accompaniment for cheese, in salad dressings or on a bowl of porridge or a slice of toast.
Some years, the honey may crystalise . This is a natural process. To restore it to a liquid requires gently heating the jar in a bowl of hot water.
There are 270 species of bee in the UK and only one is a bee that lives in a hive and makes honey. There are 24 bumblebee species and more than 200 types of solitary bees. The Regent’s Park honeybees live side by side with many of these wild, bumblebees and solitary bees in the park. They are all important pollinators.
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Buy 3 x 227g jars for £30
Your honey will be sent to you by Royal Mail. ( UK only)
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