The Rolls-Royce of honey is literally made by the iconic British car company.
Car production is currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions so the company has pivoted its focus. According to Hypebeast, Rolls-Royce produces the honey in West Sussex, on a property that is home to six beehives (housing roughly 250,000 bees!).
“Having come through the winter in excellent health, Rolls-Royce’s English Honey Bees are currently emerging from their hives and foraging on the half-a-million trees, shrubs and wildflowers flourishing across the 42-acre Rolls‑Royce site, plus the eight acres of sedum plants growing on the manufacturing plant’s ‘living roof’—the largest of its kind in the UK,” Rolls-Royce said in a statement, as reported by Food & Wine.
“The more adventurous bees make sorties into the surrounding Goodwood Estate, whose 12,000 acres of West Sussex countryside are among the glories of the South Downs National Park.”
The beehives are actually apart of the brand’s environmental commitment and has been in use since 2017.
“Our sustainable buildings, thermal ponds, rainwater management systems and wildfowl refuge have already made the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood one of the UK’s most eco-friendly manufacturing facilities,” Richard Carter, director of global communications at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said in the statement.
“Through this project, which taps into the biodiversity of our site, including our huge living roof, we’re making an important contribution to conserving Britain’s vital bee population.”
Unfortunately, this honey isn’t available to purchase.
According to Rolls-Royce, the honey, which is “meticulously hand‑processed by local specialists, is only “served to guests of the marque, including customers commissioning their motor cars in the company’s Atelier suite.”