The Plaisterers’ Company has a few new residents! Two bee hives are now housed within the beautiful green space of Plaisterers’ Hall, enclosed by the remains of the original London Wall.

Original London Wall - Roman ruins

This new bee haven is the company’s contribution to the capital’s biodiversity. The urban beekeeping project is a joint venture between the Plaisterers’ Company and the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers.

Honey beekeeping

Bees are one of nature’s wonders and crucial to the cross-pollination of flowering plants and trees. Our honeybees have just woken from their winter slumber and are expected to become more active as the weather warms.

Honey bee on flower in meadow

The wild flower meadow in the Jubilee Garden created by the Plaisterers’ is ideal foraging ground for our bees but they will also travel further in the summer months. We hope to have our very own Plaisterers’ honey later in the year.

Honey pot

If you’d like to get involved in the urban beekeeping project, you can choose to host a hive in your green space or roof top; volunteer as a beekeeper; you can opt to purchase locally produced urban honey or you can even create bee-friendly environments by planting nectar and pollen rich plants i.e. foxgloves, lavender and geraniums.

If you’re wondering what you might do with all that honey, just take a look at the following pancake recipes, great for Shrove Tuesday celebrations.

Four Scrumptious Pancake Recipes Using Honey:

Cinnamon Honey Pancakes
These pancakes not only have that wonderful honey goodness cooked right into them, but the texture and cinnamon flavour otherwise are outstanding. Get the full recipe here.

Apricot Pancakes with Honey Butter
These are the perfect pancakes for a leisurely brunch, they’re also much healthier than most bought versions. Click here for the recipe.

Oat Pancakes with Raspberries and Honey
These are similar to oatcakes which you might have with cheese, but in a fluffy pancake form. We love this honey and raspberry syrup. Get the recipe here.

Honey Cloud Pancakes
This light-as-a-cloud honey pancake uses whipped egg white, folded in for extra oomph. It’s a lovely healthy weekend breakfast treat. Click here for the recipe.

Celebrate Pancake Day London

Contact our team to find out more about hosting your next event at Plaisterers’ Hall.

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