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a bee hive on the roof and has grown
his interest from there and other areas in
Britain, giving rise to Borage Honey, Isle
of Purbeck Honey, and Salisbury Honey
from bees that roam across Salisbury
Plain. He does courses on beekeeping,
the next ones being in February, March
and June of this year. Can buy honeys or
book the courses on his website, where
you can also get an entire honeycomb
frame, complete with honey, as lifted from
the hive. Nothing going to waste, you
can also buy beeswax candles. www.
There are other inner city operators
- a positive swarm of other apiarists
harvesting honey across the London
skyline at www.urbanbees.co.uk
Baker Tom's ale and honey bread recipe
• Strong white flour 400g
• Wholemeal flour 100g
• Local ale 300g
• Oats, chopped rye (optional) 50g
• Honey 20g
• Yeast 10g
• Salt 10g
1.weigh all the dry ingredients and combine. Add the wet ingredients and mix to form
2. Knead well for 10-15 minutes and rest in an oiled bowl for an hour.
3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and shape to form a bloomer.
Place onto a baking tray and cover with lightly oiled clingfilm.
4. Pre-heat oven to 220°c/gas 9. Allow the dough to rise for 45-60 minutes until it's
nearly doubled in size.
5. Place in a pre-heated oven for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes turn your oven down to
200°c/gas 7 for 30 minutes until golden brown.
You don't need to do much to
give bees a boost, whether you
eat honey or not. Just plant some
bee-friendly flowers (no garden?
chuck some on wasteground.!).
See Meadow In My Garden.
HELP A BEE