Royal news: Honey from Prince Charles’s bees costs £25 a jar | Royal | News (Reports)


Prince Charles, 71, is longstanding advocate for organic farming and keeps 150,000 bees at his Highgrove home in Gloucestershire. Honey from the first-in-line’s own bespoke hives is said to have a distinctive lime pollen flavour and costs £25 for a 350g jar.

Prince Charles’s bees produced a limited 400 pots of the Royal Estate Honey this year, which quickly sold out online.

A description of the honey on the Highgrove shop website reads: “Limited to only 400 jars this year, the beautifully delicate Highgrove Organic Royal Estate Honey is ideal for toast and breakfast treats

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“Produced from pollen collected by the myriad of bees who all live in the exclusively commissioned traditional British doubled walled beehives on the estate; each hive has its own specific design and took almost a year to construct by hand.

“The bees in the Spring work the hedgerows of Highgrove Gardens and in late June to early July forage on the avenue of Limes.

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Prince Charles has been the master of Highgrove for four decades and was responsible for opening its gardens to the public every summer.

Prince Charles is a keen apiarist and even keeps at his London residence Clarence House.

Earlier this year, a series of posts on the official Clarence House Twitter account read: “If you visit Clarence House during the summer opening this month, you may spot these beehives in the Royal residence’s garden!

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“The Clarence House garden contains two beehives, which are home to over 90,000 bees. They produce around 40 pounds of honey a year.”


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