Bees

Honey Makes The World Go Round

By Kate Dranginis, The Sustainable Restaurant Association On a sunny and warm Monday evening in July, there are many wonderful places you may find yourself Edinburgh. Climbing out of a window, on to a hotel roof, dressed in a full beekeeper’s suit, may not be top of the list or first to mind!   Aberfeldy Whisky has partnered with bee growing communities around the globe to help …

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Could carbon reducing carbs be the way to a greener future?

By Edd Lees, Co-founder, Wildfarmed It can be more than a little overwhelming to think about how we might unravel this whole climate disaster we find ourselves in. There’s no doubt we all feel some responsibility to do what’s best for the planet, while also keeping business afloat, people employed and customers happy. At Wildfarmed, …

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Sweet smell of sustainable success at Friends House

By Paul Grey, CEO of Friends House (London) Hospitality Ltd Friends House (London) Hospitality Ltd just celebrated its 10th anniversary! For the last decade, we have built the success of our company and its operations – event venue, café, restaurant and guest accommodation in London (opposite Euston Station) and Cumbria – around one core idea: …

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Help hit the sweet spot for British bees

By Kimberley Kiely, Events Manager, Friends of the Earth Photograph courtesy of Orwells Bees are essential to food production and they are under threat. They are responsible for up to 75% of the world’s food crops. In the U.K. alone, it would cost over £1.8 billion a year for farmers to hand-pollinate their crops without bees. You can …

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Local bees make Eurostar gin a sweet success story

By Yann Bayeul, Eurostar Catering Product and Service Manager On the eve of its 21st birthday in November 2015, Eurostar unveiled its very own gin designed by Business Premier Culinary Director, Raymond Blanc OBE, in partnership with artisan producers, Silent Pool Distillers. Named Toujours 21, the bespoke gin encapsulates Eurostar’s heritage, reminiscent of both British …

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Making a buzz about sustainability in Brum

Opus at Cornwall Street takes sustainability seriously and loves sharing that passion with customers. Director Ann Tonks believes that her restaurants have a huge role to play; not only to serve superbly sourced food, but also to engage their loyal following and the wider public in conversations about food matters. So, in the latest Opus in …

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Assessing the post-Brexit landscape

As we wrote in our letter to all SRA Members earlier this week, whether you voted to leave the EU or not, everyone will have to deal with the consequences and seek to use the opportunity to create positive change. What effect, you might well ask, is Brexit likely to have on your business from a sustainability …

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Bee sure your hive will thrive

It’s National Honey Week, a celebration of bees and honey across the UK. Organisations like the British Beekeepers Association and their local membership branches up and down the country will be hosting honey fayres, markets and celebratory events to promote local beekeepers, their honeys and of course the busy honey bees who make it all possible. The …

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