On Tuesday, Duchess Kate was all smiles as she visited London’s Natural History Museum to learn about their Urban Nature Project. And while there, she revealed that he has become a beekeeper.
Kate brought the schoolchildren a pot of honey produced by her own bees at Anmer Hall, in Norfolk.
“Would you like to try some? This came specially from my beehive,” she told the children during the event. “Does it taste like honey from the shops? Does it taste like flowers?”
According to People, Kate’s brother, James Middleton, has previously opened up about his love of beekeeping.
“Many of you know I am passionate about dogs, but not many know I am almost as passionate about bees,” he wrote on Instagram in August 2019. “I’m fascinated by the little creatures. From their waggle dance to the queen laying her own body weight in eggs a day… there’s a lot to be said about these humble little creatures.”
“Beekeeping to me is a meditation. It’s a chance to escape my mind and be so consumed by something that hours can pass by without knowing it. Meditation is a wonderful tool to help with stress, anxiety, depression and doesn’t just need to be practised sitting down!”
James also noted that honey is “one of natures finest medicines. The list goes on from antibacterial properties, aiding digestion, hay fever, colds, energy, and even a cure for sleeping disorders. I have a teaspoon of honey every day and couldn’t recommend it more.”
Last year, James revealed that actually Kate among the other members of the family are responsible for his new hobby.
“Then, my family – mum, dad and my sisters Catherine and Pippa – clubbed together to buy what for me was the most fantastic birthday gift imaginable.
“A delivery van arrived with a large buzzing box with the cautionary label: ‘Live Bees.’ Inside was the nucleus – the start – of my colony: 1,000 Buckfast bees.”