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ITen years ago, Steve Benbow wanted to have bees in the centre of London but he had a problem: he lived on the 6th floor of a building without garden a stone's throw from the Tower Bridge. The only possible space for the hives was the roof, reached by a fire escape. He set up his first hive and the honey production was amazing. Within a few years, he became the most famous urban beekeeper in London and a professional beekeeper who owns nearly 850 hives and migrates with them throughout England. He keeps about 150 hives in London to produce urban honey and to supply famous restaurants and stores like that of the Savoy, Fernandez & Wells, Clarke's, La Fromagerie, Abel&Cole, Melrose and Morgan...