20th May 2016
Can you imagine a landscape without bees or a table without honey? We can’t, so we’re proud supporters of the British Beekeepers Association who work hard to promote the craft of beekeeping and the importance of bees in the environment.
This half-term we’re hosting special bee and honey-related events in selected stores. Customers can bring along their little ones to meet a local beekeeper, get up close to a beehive and learn all about the lifecycle of bees. We’re giving away wild flower seeds to help establish more natural habitats to help bees flourish, too.
We can’t talk about bees without mentioning honey. It’s one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen, perfect on toast, great as a marinade but even better in a cake – especially a cake that’s festooned with the types of flowers that our bees need to help them on their way.
(For the cake)
250g clear honey
225g unsalted butter
100g dark muscovado sugar
300g self-raising flour
(For the icing)
300g icing sugar
150g unsalted butter, softened
Finely grated orange zest
Dash of vanilla extract
Join us in store for our special beekeeping events:
Aldeburgh Little Joule: Monday 30th May, 10am – 4pm
Padstow: Tuesday 31st May, 10am – 4pm
Bury St Edmunds: Wednesday 1st June, 10am – 4pm
Birmingham: Saturday 4th June, 10am – 4pm