There's a buzz at Tate
By The Art Newspaper. From In The Frame
Published online: 13 September 2012
Who knew that hundreds of thousands of bees can be found on the roofs of Tate Modern and Tate Britain in London? Twelve hives in total were installed on top of the galleries in 2010. "The honey from the two sites is very different; honey varies depending on where the bees forage. [Tate] Britain's is quite light and floral, whereas [Tate] Modern's has a slightly musky smell to it," says beekeeper Steve Benbow in the latest Tate Guide. The rain-sodden summer has resulted, however, in below-par production this year. Jars of Tate honey are on sale in its shops.
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