'Great pollinators' Prince Charles and Camilla harvest honey from bees at Clarence House


The Prince of Wales, 72, and Duchess of Cornwall, 74, shared the snaps of their Clarence House garden on social media. The photos, which showed the couple’s organic vegetable patch and two beehives, were accompanied with captions highlighting the sheer number of bumblebees that call Clarence House their home.

The caption read: “Clarence House is also home to 90,000 bees, who live in the garden’s two beehives.”

“Honey is harvested from the hives once a year,” they added.

But the post also detailed the variety of vegetables grown by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.

The post said: “In a quiet corner of the Clarence House garden sits Their Royal Highnesses’ organic vegetable patch – featuring potatoes, kale, squash, carrots, beetroot, runner beans and more!”

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Despite the photos of the vegetable patch, fans of the Royal family seemed to find the news of the bumble bees particularly interesting.

@SpillaneLynette replied: “Great pollinators!”

“That’s beautiful,” @SamBlak4 said.

Others users were so wowed by the images from Clarence House that they said they wanted to pay a visit to the couple’s London address.

@AlesandraLady wrote: “Oh wow – one day I will have to visit.”

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In fact, it has been reported Charles and Camilla keep up to 150,000 bees at their Cotswolds address.

Honey pots from the hives of Highgrove were reported to cost up to £25 for a 350g jar.



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