Prince Charles Accused of Ripping People Off for Price of Honey Made at Royal Estate

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Prince Charles has been an advocate for environmental causes for a few years. Some of his charities help group growth, structure type, natural farming, and bumblebee analysis.

However, there’s been plenty of buzz in regards to the honey produced on the Highgrove property and a few folks aren’t praising it.

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Prince Charles retains 150,000 bees at Highgrove

Prince Charles is a eager beekeeper. In truth, the official Clarence House social media accounts have posted information and videos in regards to the hives that may be discovered on the property.

“If you visit Clarence House during the summer… you may spot these beehives the Royal residence’s garden!” one post learn. “The Clarence House garden contains two beehives, which are home to over 90,000 bees. They produce around 40 pounds of honey a year.”

In 2018, Charles was gifted three hives throughout the Gloucestershire gardens for his 70th birthday. Each holds as much as 50,000 and this 12 months the bees produced 400 jars of natural Highgrove Royal Estate Honey.

Charles is dealing with criticism for price of royal honey

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Once the honey went on sale, many flocked to the Highgrove Gardens on-line store to buy a jar.

“Limited to only 400 jars this year, the beautifully delicate Highgrove Organic Royal Estate Honey is ideal for toast and breakfast treats,” the outline on the Highgrove gardens web site reads. “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 description additionally states, “The bees in the spring work the hedgerows of Highgrove Gardens and in late June to early July forage on the avenue of Limes. The organic soft set honey makes a fantastic gourmet gift for food lovers with its distinctive lime flavor.”

But not everybody was on board with grabbing a jar as soon as they noticed the worth tag. The Express reported that the honey price $34 for 350 grams per jar. Many have been so turned off by the worth and branded the long run king “a rip off merchant” and criticized him saying that he’s utterly “out of touch.”

Despite all of the complaints about how a lot the honey prices, the product is at present offered out.

Prince Charles and beekeeper, Barry Walker-Moore, dressed as a bumble beePrince Charles and beekeeper, Barry Walker-Moore, dressed as a bumble bee
Prince Charles and beekeeper, Barry Walker-Moore, dressed as a bumble bee | POOL/ Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images

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Camilla launched a honey charity as properly

For her half, Charles’ spouse Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has her personal charity as properly which makes use of the honey produced by the bees at her Wiltshire backyard.

In May, Camilla grew to become the president of a beekeeping growth charity referred to as Bees For Development. The Daily Mail famous that the charity’s mission is to encourage beekeeping in creating international locations.

“As we all know, bees are vital to the natural world and an essential part of our fragile ecology,” the duchess stated. “Keeping bees and harvesting honey is an old-age tradition. But this remarkable charity has found a way to use the busy bee to help alleviate poverty and encourage biodiversity.”

Camilla’s connoisseur honey sells for lower than her husband’s at $26 per jar.

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