Dale Gibson

Dale Gibson is co-founder of Bermondsey Street Bees, a multi-awardwinning sustainable beekeeping practice and artisan honey business, founded in 2007. It has over 100 hives in Central and East London as well as country hives in Essex, Hertfordshire and Suffolk. To this day however, Bermondsey Street Bees’  base remains in Bermondsey Street itself…with the original eight hives still on the rooftop of their scenic Victorian warehouse, overlooking The Shard. Every honey produced by Bermondsey Street Bees is single-source and raw, preserving all of the nutritional benefits and rich complex flavours. Bermondsey Street Bees also pioneers sustainable urban beekeeping strategies through its forage planting initiatives, collaborations with local gardening charities and other projects including a best-selling book ‘Planting for Honeybees’.   Voted Britain’s ‘Small Artisan Producer of The Year’ in 2016, Bermondsey Street Bees has also twice been awarded ‘Best Honey in London’ (200 & 2017) as well as being named as one of London’s  ‘Top 20 Food Producers’ and ‘Top 50 Food Heroes.’


Dale Gibson's Project

Meet Bermondsey Street Bees! They’re championing artisan honey, beekeeping and sustainable food in the heart of London. Chatting with Sarah Wyndham Lewis about Bermondsey Street Bees was a joy; her commitment to creating a truly artisan product stands out and passion for bees is infectious. This is genuine, authentic food production at its best.

Dale Gibson's Tweets

Wheelbarrowing 5 chunky supers over the gravel paths of @lambethpalace in the rain, I meditated on an amazing fact: the honey from these hives contained an astonishing 83 different pollens in the @UK_CEH National Honey Survey. Beekeepers work hard - but our bees work even harder. 4

Our very own honey sommelier, Sarah, is guesting on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show this Saturday, talking all things honey and doing some tasting.

Out of the 300+ varietals in her honey library, which three has she chosen for him?

Tune in and find out…

Being kept company while watering my allotment this evening by bees on borage (starflower) in a soft light as the summer shadows lengthen.

With EFB-diseased honeybee colonies being destroyed just a short distance away from two of our Tower Bridge apiary sites, it was good to get a clean bill of health from the Seasonal Bee Inspector for our bees @PottersFieldsPa & #onetowerbridge today. Healthy bees are happy bees!

A little outing with @BBCEarth to discuss the niceties of urban beekeeping & how it re-connects city-dwellers to nature. Hat-tip to @HiltonBankside for access to their hives, located on 2 tranquil green rooftops- both dedicated to undisturbed wildlife in the very heart of London.

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