Lifestyle hospitality brand Locke has partnered with Webster Honey to install a hotel hive site on the rooftop of its Eden Locke property in Edinburgh.

The four hives, which are to be installed atop the George Street aparthotel, will be used to harvest honey and used in dishes across the property’s F&B offering.

The honey company collaborates with a variety of businesses, giving outlets the opportunity to look after its hives for a year or longer, supplying them with honey from their hives, which they can then sell, or in the case of hotels, use for creating menus.

Last year, Webster Honey secured its first deal with Scottish hotel Monachyle Mhor Hotel in Balquidder near Lochearnhead, agreeing to position two hives on the property’s grounds. It’s partnership with Eden Locke represents its first hotel hive site in the Scottish capital.

Commenting on the partnership with Eden Locke, Daniel Webster, Managing Director of Webster Honey, said: “Locke is a fantastic brand to work with, with an excellent food provenance at its heart, which I’m confident our honey will enhance.”

He added: “Roofs are a great and very safe place in which to put a hive and these ones will enjoy a spectacular view of Edinburgh, not that the bees will notice, they will be far too busy, but it will certainly be nice for Meik, our beekeeper.”

Jamie Mackie, General Manager at Eden Locke, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Webster Honey and provide a safe new home for bees at Eden Locke, where they can thrive.”

Adding: “Across all our locations, Locke works with local partners that are passionate about what they do and can provide interactions that transform guests’ stays with us into truly memorable experiences. We’ve no doubt that our guests will enjoy sampling some homemade honey, while learning about the important role bees play in our environment – and if they’re lucky, even catch Meik for a chat.”