Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, revealed she has started beekeeping after surprising school children with honey from the hives at her Norfolk home.
On a visit to the wildlife garden at the Natural History Museum, the Duchess asked children from St Mary of the Angels Primary School in London if they knew where bees got their nectar from — before giving them a pot of homemade honey to highlight the museum's project about biodiversity.
"Would you like to try some?" Kate asked, letting each child sample a taste. "I've got one spoon each. This came specially from my beehive. See if it tastes the same as at home. Does it taste like honey from the shops? Does it taste like flowers?"
Kate was visiting the museum to learn about its new Urban Nature Project — a new initiative which aims to help people reconnect with the natural world and protect the planet's future.
As well as impressing the children with her honey, Kate also helped to make spiders using pine cones and pipe cleaners, and fixed an acoustic monitoring device to a cherry tree to help scientists investigate patterns of bird activity within the garden.
Explaining the importance of bees, Kate asked the children to guess how many bee species there were in the UK. "It's 350, isn't that amazing? Every time you see a bee, say 'thank you so much' because they make delicious honey," the duchess said, reports ITV news.
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