The Lowry Hotel has partnered up with The Bee Centre, a local supplier to create an original honey only at The Lowry.
The Bee Centre is based is Lancashire, where the luxurious honey will be harvested by experts in a specially commissioned ‘Lowry Hotel Beehive.’
The organisation of ethical beekeepers aims to develop a strong honeybee population across the nation, while valuing sustainability and raising awareness of the valuable role that honeybees have in the environment.
The Lowry Hotel announced the partnership in alignment with World Bee Day last week. The exciting new brand of honey will be featured in a variety of dishes on the hotel’s River Restaurant menu as well as in the carefully crafted ‘The Bee Keeper’ cocktail, including a dash of honey with rum, lime juice and ginger beer.
The Lowry Hotel’s General Manager, Adrian Ellis, said: “We made a pledge this year to use more sustainably sourced products, as well as support local suppliers. As the Manchester Bee is an iconic symbol of the city, it felt only right to create a delicious honey, exclusively for our guests at The Lowry Hotel.”
The collaboration has also resulted in The Lowry Hotel sponsoring two beehives in the centre and purchasing the honey made here to use in the hotel.
Simon Cordingley from the multi-award-wining Bee Centre commented: “It’s a joy to collaborate with The Lowry Hotel to create a bespoke honey. All our honeys are ethically and sustainably produced, and we’d like to thank The Lowry Hotel for supporting our conservation work.”
The Bee Centre also works with Wignalls, a company that produces Yallo Rapeseed Oil, which is used in the hotel and has been made from flowers that the Lowry’s bees help to pollinate.
The five-star rated honey will even be offered as an extra complimentary gift to some of the hotel’s regular guests when they stay.