To celebrate National Honey Week this October, we will be hosting one buzzy day in the courtyard filled with free workshops, talks and delicious tasters ...

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St. Martin's Courtyard Honey Day

News DateDecember 10 2017

To celebrate National Honey Week this October, we will be hosting one buzzy day in the courtyard filled with free workshops, talks and delicious tasters of honey made in the courtyard itself.

The family-friendly activities will be taking place during half term, on Wednesday 25 October from 11am to 2pm. Join us and “bee” inspired by one, two or all of the activities taking place.

The rooftop of St. Martin’s Courtyard is home to 150,000 honey bees in three hives, producing 10,000ml of honey a year. Harvested this month, the honey will be making a debut on the day in the form of free taster jars to take away.

Bill’s will also be adding our honey to three dishes on their breakfast menu, available from 8am to 12pm in the courtyard, including the Granola Sundae, Buttermilk Pancakes, and the Breakfast Basket.

Expect insightful talks from local beekeepers, on hand to tell you about how honey is produced, what the lesser known benefits of honey are and how to use honey and beeswax at home. You will also be able to create your own unique, beeswax candles to take home for free.

For all those who would like to indulge in a little pampering while they taste their honey, Blow Ltd will be setting up a pop-up in the courtyard offering free 15 minute fast braids between 11am and 2pm.

Due to its antibacterial properties and skin-loving antioxidants, honey is highly valued in the beauty world. Honey is, therefore, a common ingredient found in many of the boutiques and restaurants in St. Martin’s Courtyard. 

Head to & Other Stories for luxurious ‘Castes Hand Cream’ (£12), or ‘Mayweed Cuticle & Nail Balm’ (£12), both containing honey and beeswax from Provençal hives. You can save your lips from harsh winter weather with moisturising beeswax ‘Floribunda Lip Balm’ (£12).

Blow Ltd offer a relaxing ‘Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment’ containing honey and leaving hair hydrated and revived. Head to The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers to pick up an ‘Aurora Scented Candle’ (£22) which is fragranced with honeysuckle. 

If you fancy a honeyed tipple, pop into Dalla Terra for a ‘Trebbiano Garganega Pietra’, a delicious white wine containing honey. Or if you’d rather have an afternoon tea, The East India Company stocks an incredibly reviving ‘Cape Colony Honeybos’ herbal tea.

Throughout the day we will be collecting charitable donations for the London Beekeepers’ Association. The British Beekeepers Association play an important role in raising awareness of the importance of protection of urban beehives. 

All this talk about the sweet stuff given you a taste for honey? Enter our honey giveaway on Instagram for the chance to win your own pot of St. Martin's Courtyard honey and an exclusive, branded tote bag.

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The Lawn, Mercer Walk
London, WC2H