Brockley Bees - Cross-Pollination

Following the recent article about Brockley honey (Brockley Kate's twitter feed provides a running commentary on its availability), David got in touch to ask if there are any other local beekeepers who'd be willing to be interviewed by him for a magazine article:

Hi Nick

I'm researching an article about honey for Country Kitchen magazine. I'd like to talk to a couple of local beekeepers.

Please could you post something on Brockley Central with my contact number 020 8692 2861?

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this one of those 'honey traps' I keep reading about?

ladywell beekeeper said...

Bit of a lazy way to get an interview...

Brockley Nick said...

Efficient, not lazy.

ladywell beekeeper said...

No, lazy, not efficient

in the sense that any prospective interviewees have to phone *him*

that sounds lazy to me

It would be a simple matter to tap a few relevant words into google and find plenty of resources.

our benchmarks must differ

Richard said...

I tried to find the Crofton Park beekeeper once and wasn't particularly easy - I only found contact details because he happened to have posted an advert asking for swarms. I can see why a magazine writer would try avenues like BC.

Anyway, still interested in using Brockley Honey at Jam Circus if any local beekeepers are reading this. Being honest, I HAVE been lazy trying to find contact details.

ladywell beekeeper said...

http://www.kentbee.com/bromley/

Bee Nice said...

http://www.beedata.com/localhoney

Search for Ladywell - no data found.

So if he'd used that site, he wouldn't have found a "ladywell beekeeper."

The only registered Brockley beekeeper is the one who's already been interviewed here.

Anyway have you rung the bloke yet?

Richard said...

Thanks LB, got in touch with Camilla (the lady interviewed on here, I'm sure)

Tamsin said...

If he posts again to look at the replies there is an apiary at Bessom Street Gardens and the bee-keeper(s) there can presumably be contacted through the New Cross NDC.

Ken Brown said...

We have a vague plan to get some bees at the end of this year (well, my daughter has the plan, & I'll end up doing the work)

Very small garden in a very high-density bit of old terraced housing so any hive would be withing a few metres of not only our windows but anything from two to six other people's. So I donpt know how practical it is!

veggiegirl said...

I'm sure I saw a beekeeper yesterday heading into St Peter's vicarage on Wickham Road.

ladywell beekeeper said...

Bee Nice, that site is an unauthorised and not exhaustive site.

Go to the 'kentbee' website, get a phone number and ring them up.

One of the nice things about beekeeping is that it is largely a 'word of mouth' activity.

And although I keep bees in Ladywell (and am not the only person), and as much as I might strive to encourage them otherwise, i'm sure they roam across the boarders into Brockley.

Headhunter said...

How do you get listings of beekepers in Brockley, Ladywell etc rather than Bromley? Bromley's not exactly local.

ladywell beekeeper said...

The Bromley club is in fact in Sydenham, and they have members all over the south east.

That 'beedata.com' thing is a recent addition - I didn't know it was there - and I'm not sure if I'd put my name down on it because I don't sell my honey.

Anyway HH, you probably want a list of beekeepers who sell their honey rather than simply a list of beekeepers.

Ring up bromley bee, they'll tell you (http://www.kentbee.com/bromley/contacts/index.shtml)

Anonymous said...

It was Ladywell beekeeper I'd hoped to maybe contact, but never mind. I've met the Deptford Creek honey man and the Brockley honey woman. Sorry if some of you think I'm being lazy by using my local forum to make enquiries.
Nobody has bothered to call me, which is surprising considering the number of posts my request generated.

ladywell beekeeper said...

15 comments isn't very many anon...

Westsider said...

ladywell beekeeper, some one would like to write an article about your chosen hobby, maybe encourage others to take it up and maybe give you a bit of publicity for your honey or just recognition of your work.

They put a notice out asking you to get in touch and all you can do is be a pedantic arsehole and refer him to some poxy website for Bromley beekeepers. Sounds like the journalist has had a lucky escape.

David, good luck with the article.

ladywell beekeeper said...

I have two reasons for not wanting to be interviewed, you would be unlikely to guess either so don't bother trying.

I know many, if not all, of the people involved in that 'poxy website' and I can say with confidence that they are all, without exception, people of the very highest order and I have the utmost respect for their capacity to pass on their knowledge - I have humbly tried to follow in their footsteps.

buzzzzzzzzz said...

I wouldn't put it quite like Westsider, but all your posts make you sound rather aggressive and unfriendly, Ladywell Beekeeper.

Anonymous said...

There is a bee keeper that lives on my road in Crofton Park - drop me a line and I'll tell ya - info@donnacarr.net

Anonymous said...

Dera all, does anyone know a beekeeper in Brockley/New Cross who could tend some hives in return for half the honey?

I,m looking to have some hives in large garden at back of vegetarian and vegan cafe. It's more for the population than the honey for us.

If interested please call 0208320 2317 and ask for Kiri. Hope so x

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