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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Morgan Freeman saves the bees

Looking for a sweet story, I happened across this honey by Nick Meyer: "Concerned About Mass Die-Offs, Morgan Freeman Converted His 124-Acre Ranch Into a Bee Sanctuary."

I'll bee darned.

From Nick Meyer:
Joking with host Jimmy Fallon in the 2014 video clip below that he had essentially become “one with the bees” since he turned his 124-acre ranch in Mississippi into a refuge for them.
Freeman has begun beekeeping and spends his days feeding them with sugar and water. His gardener also chips in by planting acres and acres of bee-friendly plants including clover, lavender and magnolia trees.
Despite the age of the story, it has been quite popular on social media since being re-shared by the Facebook page The Free Thought Project, and stands as another important endorsement of the importance of bees at a time when plenty of help is still needed.
Freeman has said that he is especially concerned about the declining numbers in the bee population which is a big part of the reason why he decided to start keeping them.
Freeman said, "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 several apiarist readers (well, two that I know of). I think it is great to have a hobby that tries to better the world. God bless him.