There are no worries about food miles when you spread honey on your toast at The Chesterfield Mayfair – it will have come all the way from our very own roof!
We have four hives on the roof, which house in peak summer up to 120,000 bees. At harvest time and weather dependent the bees will produce approximately 160 lbs of honey. The bees will fly within a radius of around three miles, which encompasses Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, St James’s Palace, St James’s Park, the Green Park and Hyde Park, as well as any number of private gardens.
Our bees produce one crop a year which we’ll harvest during the Summer. The amount of honey we get will depend upon the weather but we hope it will be about 160lbs, enough to spread on mountains of hot toast every morning!