The Chesterfield apiaries
The first in the Red Carnation Hotels suite of honeybee hotels were the apiaries atop The Chesterfield Mayfair. Constituting four hives, The Chesterfield’s bees number in the hundreds of thousands. Their unique, London brand of honey is perfumed with blooms from Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Park and Clarence House. Given the extensive bouquets of these royal gardens, The Chesterfield’s bees have access to an extraordinarily complex palette, from hydrangea and hyacinth, lilac to lavender.
Once a year, the bees’ honey is humanely and sustainably harvested, yielding an average of 160 pounds. The resulting honey is as rich as it is deep in flavour, and guests staying at The Chesterfield enjoy it every morning at Butlers Restaurant.