Community Bee Project
Space Embrace Community Interest Company owns and manages two beehives on the top of unused rooftop spaces on The Gun pub in Well Street. These were funded by the Mayor of London and are cared for by Eric Beaumont our wonderful beekeeper. Thanks also to Nick Stephens, landlord at The Gun for his amazing support.
Our aim is for this community bee project to draw attention to the plight of the bees and engage the local community in global planetary health. We will sell local honey which we hope will improve the health of locals.
Our ultimate ambition is through the sale of local honey that we can create a sustainable honey project for the local community and in the long term we plan to train up keen young locals to become beekeepers to help look after our hives.
Eric our beekeeper extraordinaire is an expert teacher and is keen to share his knowledge and love of bees.
We have already begun by connecting enthusiastic locals to the honey extraction process. We have witnessed firsthand how peaceful our bees are and look forward to sharing the love and joy of beekeeping.
Look out for beecam as we will soon link up CCTV cameras to our website so that we can see the hive of activity.
Our Well Sweet Honey will be for sale at our ‘Street Life’ festival on Sunday October 7th on Well Street Common 12pm - 5pm and from The Gun pub, The Refinery E9 and The Grand Howl coffee shop on Well Street.
Contact us to replicate this project in your neighbourhood!