Why were Queen Elizabeth’s bees notified of her death?

The death of Queen Elizabeth II has left the world in mourning, including her many pets. An avid animal lover, the Queen was known for her affection for dogs and horses. But the monarch was also reportedly a bee lover. And after her death, tradition required that Queen Elizabeth’s bees be informed of her death.

Queen Elizabeth’s bees have been told that ‘the lady is dead’

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Queen Elizabeth II looks at bees | Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images

At the time of Queen Elizabeth’s death, an estimated 30,000 bees lived in the grounds of Buckingham Palace. The queen bees produced the honey used by the royal family’s cooks. Any surplus was scavenged and sold as Buckingham Palace Gardens Honey, with proceeds going to charity, according to Express.

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