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David Beckham dons a flat cap and tends to his beehives 

He recently returned to the UK after an extended stay in Miami. 

And David Beckham appeared to be getting back into the swing of country life on Sunday as he tended to his bee’s in the garden of his Cotswolds home.

The sportsman, 46, who took up the quirky hobby in lockdown, shared a flurry of videos to his Instagram Story as he donned a flat cap and got to work. 

‘Honey I’m home’: David Beckham, 46, got back into the swing of country life as he donned a flat cap and tended to his beehives at his Cotswolds home on Sunday

Sprawling: David and Victoria purchased their countryside abode, which is estimated to be worth around £6.15 million, in December 2016 (pictured in 2017)

Sprawling: David and Victoria purchased their countryside abode, which is estimated to be worth around £6.15 million, in December 2016 (pictured in 2017)

David nailed country chic in a white shirt and black trousers with tan leather brogues as he set out to look for honey. 

The former footballer, proudly shared the update with his followers as he panned the camera around his colony and the bee’s flew in and out the hives.   

Joined by his three dogs, Olive, Sage and Fig, David proved he is quintessentially the country gent as he penned: ‘Hi Honey. I’m home… I love spring.’

Impressive: The former footballer, proudly shared the update with his followers as he panned the camera around his colony and the bee's flew around the hives

Impressive: The former footballer, proudly shared the update with his followers as he panned the camera around his colony and the bee’s flew around the hives

The sportsman, who took up the quirky hobby in lockdown, shared a flurry of videos to his Instagram Story

The sportsman, who took up the quirky hobby in lockdown, shared a flurry of videos to his Instagram Story

After becoming interested in beekeeping during lockdown it was reported that he was ‘set to start selling his own range of organic honey.’ 

David has shared updates about his hobby over the past 18 months, including snaps of himself collecting honey from a hive and even getting his children involved. 

Previously, it was reported that David was ready to turn his hobby into a business by launching honey under potential names ‘D Bee, Seven Honey and Goldenbees’, according to The Sun.

Adorable: David was joined by his three dogs, Olive, Sage and Fig

Adorable: David was joined by his three dogs, Olive, Sage and Fig

Country life: The former footballer shared cute photos of his dogs amongst the Tulips

Country life: The former footballer shared cute photos of his dogs amongst the Tulips

Perfect day: David proved he is quintessentially the country gent as he penned: 'Hi Honey. I’m home... I love spring'

Perfect day: David proved he is quintessentially the country gent as he penned: ‘Hi Honey. I’m home… I love spring’

Relaxing: A source said: 'Beekeeping started as a fun hobby early in lockdown. But now David has become a bit obsessed. He finds it a total antidote to his mad London and Miami life'

Relaxing: A source said: ‘Beekeeping started as a fun hobby early in lockdown. But now David has become a bit obsessed. He finds it a total antidote to his mad London and Miami life’

A source said: ‘Beekeeping started as a fun hobby early in lockdown. 

‘But now David has become a bit obsessed. He finds it a total antidote to his mad London and Miami life.’

However they claimed that there’s more than just fun behind David’s new interest, suggesting that he thinks it could help his business portfolio as well. 

They said: ‘He can see the logic behind adding to his already impressive business portfolio with authentic, clean and natural brands, which is what people are after.’

MailOnline contacted a representative for David at the time. 

Learning: David has shared updates about his hobby over the past 18 months, including snaps of himself collecting honey from a hive and even getting his children involved (pictured with his children Romeo, Cruz and Harper in June 2020)

Learning: David has shared updates about his hobby over the past 18 months, including snaps of himself collecting honey from a hive and even getting his children involved (pictured with his children Romeo, Cruz and Harper in June 2020)

David and Victoria purchased their countryside abode, which is estimated to be worth around £6.15 million, in December 2016. 

Features of the countryside estate, located close to the private member’s club, Soho Farmhouse, include a huge football pitch, an outdoor pool, and a sauna.

It is also said to contain a wine cellar, a plunge pool, and an enormous garage, fitted with expensive cars and a motorbike.

The Beckham family are said to bounce between their Oxfordshire home, a £31 million mansion in London, and a £19 million penthouse in Miami, Florida. 

Luxury: Features of the countryside estate, located close to the private member's club, Soho Farmhouse, include a huge football pitch, an outdoor pool, and a sauna

Luxury: Features of the countryside estate, located close to the private member’s club, Soho Farmhouse, include a huge football pitch, an outdoor pool, and a sauna

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