Buzzing with activity throughout the year, St Martin’s Courtyard is home to 150,000 honeybees. Safely tucked away on the rooftops of the courtyard, the three busy hives generating 10,000ml of honey each year have been pollenating for five years, flying three miles around central London on their daily commute. Collecting and sampling a mixture of over 50 of their favourite nectars from various flowers, creating a truly unique blend of honey in the heart of London.
St Martin’s Courtyard has partnered with independent coffee house, Department of Coffee and Social Affairs to offer visitors the chance to enjoy this local and exclusive honey with breakfast. There are two sizes of jars available to buy over the counter, a taster jar of 30ml available at £1 and a larger 110ml jar at £3 to enjoy with Granola, yogurt, or fresh toast with all proceeds of the sales going to London’s leading homelessness charity, The Connection.
Department of Coffee & Social Affairs are renowned for giving back to the local community through their charity work and in light of this collaboration have created a special homemade honey, pear and pistachio cake with all profits from the sale of each slice going to The Connection.
Extracted during the summer, the streetwise bees make enough honey to see them through the long cold winter, keeping humans in supply of one of the key ingredients for our tea, toast, hot toddies and a great natural remedy for hayfever suffers. The exclusive jars of honey are available to buy at Department of Coffee & Social Affairs from Friday 24th July until stocks last!