I shut my mobile in the car door last weekend. “Broken Phone Art” was born ! Here's the prototype image: “Bee”.
It was all posh frocks and minding your ps and qs in the Bermondsey Street Apiary in late August. Not flustered, exactly, but the Bermondsey Street Bees were delicately enervated. You see, a visitor is a rarity on their Bermondsey Street roof-top and here were two coming along all at once: Sophia and James Hill.
No need to panic, but a "credible sighting" of the Asian Hornet has been reported close to Maidstone, Kent. This prolific honeybee assassin has been at large in France for several years and it has been feared that it would only be matter of time before it crossed the Channel.
It’s late in the season, but the Bermondsey Street Bees are still bringing in nectar – thanks to the efforts of local urban gardeners like Ian Mould. Ian is head gardener at Potters Fields by Tower Bridge (ably assisted by Albert, his pug!) and he has planned in lots of sequential planting, prolonging the forage season. Potters Fields may be in Boris Johnson’s City Hall back yard, but I like to think of it as Ian and Albert’s front room!
London's churchyards are hallowed ground for bees as much as for people. Expanses of grass, criss-crossed by pathways and anchored by the solidity of an ancient edifice, are important mid-town sanctuaries. What is more, there are approximately 450 churchyards in the Diocese of London! I would like to invite you to take a closer look at one of them in particular: St Mary Magdalen Churchyard in SE1