Despite the coronavirus, Rolls-Royce continues to produce ... honey!

The British luxury vehicle manufacturer keeps its apiary active, which has more than 250.000 bees.

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Rolls-Royce, which keeps its plant in England closed due to the pandemic of coronavirus, continues to collect honey from 250.000 bees that he has in an apiary and that they produce the most luxurious molasses in the world.

According to the British manufacturer of luxury vehicles, the six hives that it has at the Rolls-Royce headquarters in the town of Goodwood, in West Sussex, have been producing for three seasons. a honey that the brand gives to its guests.

Five of the hives are named after some of their most famous four-wheelers such as Phantom, Wraith, Ghost, Dawn y Cullinan; while the sixth has received that of the small sculpture that adorns its hood: The Spirit of Ecstasy.

Rolls-RoyceAll are made from traditional English wood and feature a polished stainless steel plate, handcrafted in Bentley's workshop.

Created in 2017, the Goodwood Apiary is the response of Rolls-Royce Motors, owned by the German group BMW, to the real threat faced by bees, who have half a million trees, shrubs and wildflowers in the 42 acres (about 170.000 meters) of the facilities that it has in that locality.

Rolls-RoyceIn addition, they also have the eight acres (32.374 meters) of plants that cover the roof of the Rolls-Royce factory, which highlights that bees are the main pollinating insects of the many species of trees and plants in the United Kingdom and the local agriculture located in the vicinity of its headquarters.

Next to it is the South Downs National Park, which currently dedicates only four percent of its area to bees and is involved in an initiative for farmers and landowners to create flower-rich “corridors” in which bees and other pollinators can thrive.

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