The Printworks and Hard Rock Cafe are selling Mancunian rooftop honey at £10 a jar to raise money for Forever Manchester and The Booth Centre.

After a year off, The Printworks has managed to harvest a bumper yield of honey from the four beehives on the roof with some of the best honey to date!

As part of the #LiveFromTheHive project, a collaboration between The Printworks and Hard Rock Cafe, honey has been extracted and bottled to sell to the public.  All the money raised from the £10 jars of limited edition honey will go to The Booth Centre and Forever Manchester.

The first batch of honey which had bespoke labels designed by Mancsy sold out in a week back in 2014.  Jars signed by the Manchester artist sold for as much as £75.

The 2016 yield was just as popular and the project has managed to raise over £2,000 to date for the two charities and another sell-out year is expected.

Fred Booth, Centre Director for The Printworks, said; “2017 has been a tough year for Manchester but the city really did pull together and the bee has become such a symbol of the strength and resilience of the people. They are amazing creatures and we’re really proud of our bees and produce which is our city’s only truly local honey. Hopefully it will be as popular this year as ever before.”

To place an order simply call Hard Rock Cafe Manchester on 01618 316 700. Stock is limited so once they’re gone, they’re gone.

The Printworks rooftop garden is home to over 60,000 bees and 20 species of fruit and vegetables. Over the past three years it has grown everything from lettuce to strawberries, beetroot to potatoes, and mint to radish, and even boasts a beetle hotel and bee-hives.  As well as housing creepy-crawlies and fauna.

The scheme has recently been awarded a Green Apple award for its environmental commitment. The accolade which recognises, rewards and promotes environmental best practice around the world will be graded bronze, silver or gold in an award ceremony later this year.

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