The smiling Princess of Wales enjoys beekeeping
In a photo released to mark World Bee Day, Kate can be seen tending a beehive in a photo
It was taken last summer at the Anmer Hall estate that Kate shares with William on the Sandringham Estate and where she keeps bees.
A tweet posted alongside the photo read: “We’re raving about #WorldBeeDay. Bees are an important part of our ecosystem and today is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the important role bees and other pollinators play in the health of people and the planet.” ”
Buckingham Palace’s beekeepers were also pictured hard at work to mark World Bee Day.
The Queen is also a keen beekeeper and keeps bees at Raymill, her six-bedroom retreat in Lacock, Wiltshire, 17 miles from the King’s home at Highgrove.
During a visit to Launceston, Cornwall last summer, Camilla met honey producers selling jars in the town square and told them she was a practical beekeeper and only lost a colony last winter.
The honey produced by Camilla’s bees is sold at Fortnum & Mason to raise funds for charity.
This year’s recipient is Nigeria’s first sexual assault referral center to support the Queen as patron.
She is also President of Bees For Development, a charity that trains beekeepers and protects bee habitats in more than 50 countries.
Buckingham Palace houses four beehives on an island in a lake in the garden and two beehives in the garden of Clarence House.
The hives produced more than 300 jars of honey for the palace kitchens last year, which was often served in honey madeleines, as a filling for chocolate truffles or in honey and cream sponge cake.
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