Morgan Freeman is a man most people know and adore. The highly skilled and talented actor, director and narrator took up a hobby. It's not painting or knitting - he charged into a noble battle for the preservation of the honeybee by becoming a beekeeper!
Morgan Freeman joined the ranks of people who understand the dire problem we'll all be facing if we allow the bee population to become extinct. We already reported how Louis Masai Michel tackled the issue in his own artistic way, but today we're making you aware of an active way to get involved.
The bees have been dying off for over then years. According to some reports, at an alarming rate of up to 30 percent per year, with devastating losses of domesticated honeybee hives all over the world. But it is not only due to parasites and chemiclas (pesticides called neonicotinoids in particular), there's also that silent killer we're all aware of lurking in the background - the inevitable man-induced climate change (temperatures rising, bee habitat narrowing). So, what can an individual do?
Much like the beloved actor that started keeping bees in 2014 by getting 26 hives, you can do that too! Perhaps start with one hive, but it will soon become very addictive and it won't be long before you end up with 20-something as well!
The actor stated: "There's a concerted effort to bring bees back onto the planet ... We do not realize that they are the foundation, I think, of the growth of the planet, the vegetation... I have so many flowering things and I have a gardener too. Because she takes care of the bees too, all she does is figure out, 'OK, what would they like to have?', so we've got acres and acres of clover, we're planting stuff like lavender, I've got like, maybe 140 magnolia trees, big blossoms." He also told the press that he's never used the beekeeping hat nor the suit. He said he is certain they won't ever sting him, because he only brigns them sugar and water, feeding them, not taking anything away from them. Can you see yourself in this role as well?
Morgan Freeman talked about his beekeeping hobby to Jimmy Fallon, the host of The Tonight Show; see the video below!