The Princess of Wales wears a keeper’s outfit to tend a beehive on World Bee Day | UK News

The royal residences are home to many beehives, while the Queen is also a keen beekeeper, whose honey is sold to raise money for charity.


Saturday 20 May 2023 13:26, UK

The Princess of Wales shared a picture of herself tending to a beehive wearing a beekeeper’s outfit, recognizing the vital role of hardworking pollinators.

The official account tweeted the image to mark World Bee Day Cat Shares with the Prince of Wales.

Royal residences are home to many beehives the queen A keen apiarist with honey sold to help charity.

A photo of Kate in full safety gear was accompanied by a caption: „We’re buzzing about #WorldBeeDay.

„Bees are an important part of our ecosystem, and today is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the important role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy.”

Pictures of royal beekeepers at work at Buckingham Palace, which has four beehives, have also been released.



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Royal beekeepers handle a frame of beehives at Buckingham Palace

There are two more hives in the Clarence House garden the king While renovation work is being carried out in the palace, the Queen is still living.

The bees produced more than 300 jars of honey for the royal kitchens last year, and it was often served in honey madelines, as a filling for chocolate truffles or in a honey and cream sponge.

The queen keeps her bees in a six-bedroom ramiel at Lacock, Wiltshire, 17 miles from the King’s Highgrove home.

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On a visit to Launceston in Cornwall last summer, he met honey producers selling jars in the town square and told them he was a beekeeper and had only lost one colony the previous winter.

Honey produced by Queen’s bees is sold at Fortnum & Mason to raise funds for charity.

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This year’s recipient is Nigeria’s first Sexual Assault Referral Centre, supported by the Queen Patron.

He is also the president of Peace for Development, a charity that trains beekeepers and protects bee habitats in more than 50 countries.

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