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St Ermin’s the place to bee this month!
Readers of this blog may remember earlier this year when I reviewed the St Ermin’s Hotel and those with good memories may even recall the bees that I mentioned. For those who don’t, St Ermin’s have 200,000 Buckfast bees (this has grown from 75,000 when I visited), something I discovered when I found one in my bed. But don’t worry it was made of chocolate!
The bees are in six hives, three on the roof and three on a viewing gallery so that guests are welcome to have a peek at those busy bees!
This September, the hotel is celebrating the first full harvest of honey and in honour they have re-named September ‘Honey month’ and will be hosting all things honey throughout the month – what a sweet surprise. The historic hotel, which recently completed a refurbishment, will be kicking things off in the Caxton Grill and Bar where the Chef has created a special honey-themed menu including five honey cocktails.
In the library, a honey-based afternoon tea will be served with £2 per order going to the British Beekeepers Association. The tea features honey and caramel mousse, honey bakewell tarts, honey polenta cake and goats cheese and honey mille, plus 1.5oz of St Ermin’s honey to take home - you’ll want to make sure you like honey before ordering this one!
There will also be a series of bee-related events running from 9th – 16th September which the hotel has created with the help of environmental charity SUSTAIN, including a live honey extraction. With all this buzz St Ermin’s Hotel is really the place to bee-seen this September!
Photo credits: St Ermin’s Hotel.