September 30, 2022
Queen’s Bees Told She’s Dead, King Charles Is New Master

Queen’s Bees Told She’s Dead, King Charles Is New Master

John Chappell also urged the bees to “behave well with their new owner.”

New Delhi:

The royal beekeepers at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House have informed the bees on the grounds that Queen Elizabeth II has died and was replaced by her son, King Charles III.

Royal beekeeper John Chappell, 79, said in an exclusive interview with MailOnline that following the Queen’s death on Friday, he rushed to Buckingham Palace and Clarence House to perform rituals.

Mr Chappell placed black ribbon bows on the hive, home to thousands of bees, before announcing with great sadness that his mistress had passed away to life after death and that he would be in the service of a new master.

mail online reports That Mr Chappell also urged the bees to “be nice to their new owner”.

“I’m in hives now and it’s traditional that when someone dies you go into hives and do a little prayer and put a black ribbon on the hive,” Chappell said.

“I wrap the hives with a black ribbon with a bow. The person who has died is the lord or mistress of the hives, someone important in the family who dies and you don’t get more important than the queen, right? ” asked Mr. Chappell.

“You knock on each hive and say, ‘The mistress is dead, but you don’t go. Your master will be a good master for you.'” he said.

“I’ve had hives at Clarence House and I’m doing their hives at Buckingham Palace now,” he said.

Britain’s longest-reigning Queen Elizabeth II died on Friday at the age of 96. He ruled for 70 years.

His son Charles has now replaced him as the new King of Britain.

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