Staff at a London pub are wearing beekeeping suits to boost safety (PHOTOS)

Jun 25 2020, 1:07 pm

In the current global situation, businesses are doing their best to institute a multitude of creative methods to adhere to various health and safety guidelines that ensure the well-being of customers and staff.

Across the globe, they are doing so in a variety of ways, including using stuffed animal place-holders to promote physical distancing, providing customers with pool noodle hats, or even implementing “bumper tables.”

The latest quirky solution comes out of Mr. Fogg’s House of Botanicals in London, England, an establishment that specializes in botanical-inspired cocktails and food. The pub is part of a chain operated by Inception Group, all of which are inspired by Victorian explorer Phileas Fogg, the captivating main character of Jules Verne’s 1872 novel Around the World in Eighty Days.


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Mr. Fogg’s House of Botanicals’ claim to fame is its menu and interior decor, which displays a vast assortment of flora and fauna from all corners of the world that Fogg discovers along his travels.

In tune with the establishment’s overall theme, staff have instituted a new method to ensure health and safety by having employees don beekeeping suits and veils while they serve.

“At Mr. Fogg’s House of Botanicals in Fitzrovia, we have found a solution in beekeeping with the bar’s blossoming natural surroundings,” Inception Group explained in a post on its website. “Well-known as an oasis of exotic flora and fauna in Fitzrovia, our in-house botanists and guests may be asked to don beekeeping suits, or simply the protective head veil, instead of using traditional PPE.”

The suits create a whimsical, fun-loving experience that only further contributes to the pub’s playful atmosphere. It also provides customers with a creative solution that not only ensures their safety but also sheds a bit of humour on an otherwise stressful situation, which is something that we could all use right about now.

Emily RumballEmily Rumball

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