Who doesn’t love a good Morgan Freeman film? The 81-year-old actor’s voice is iconic. From “Driving Miss Daisy” to “March of the Penguins,” it seems there’s nothing this Hollywood icon hasn’t done.
And we see that’s especially true with his latest project. Forbes reported Freeman has a passion for beekeeping it seems.
Actor Morgan Freeman is making major strides to save the bees. 🐝https://t.co/wcnXg6dpj9
— KATU News (@KATUNews) March 25, 2019
This is nothing new of course, as back in 2014 Freeman did an interview with Jimmy Fallon and discussed his hobby openly.
At the time, Freeman admitted he was new to beekeeping. “What I’ve discovered is that I don’t have to put on a bee suit or anything to feed them,” he told Fallon.
Freeman went on to share he’d never been stung and had no plans to be stung in the future. Fallon, of course, called this a “rookie mistake.”
While his exchange with Fallon was lighthearted and hilarious, it seems Freeman has stuck to the hobby and now has plans to expand his beekeeping pursuits.
On a more serious note, in 2016 Freeman spoke with Larry King regarding his views on what’s been happening to the bee population.
“There’s been a frightening loss of bee colonies,” Freeman told King. “Particularly in this country … to such an extent that the scientists are now saying this is dangerous.”
His passion for saving and preserving bees is so great, Freeman transformed his 124-acre ranch in Mississippi into a sanctuary for bees, according to Forbes.
Freeman reportedly doesn’t harvest the honey from his bees. His sole intention is to keep them safe and protected.
— Forbes Science (@ForbesScience) March 21, 2019
A 2018 article published by NBC News noted that while the bee population in the U.S. has been declining, it’s quite the opposite in Amsterdam.
Credit has been given to “bee-friendly environments” and a ban on pesticides regarding the city’s increase in bees.
It looks like Freeman might be onto something. His ranch sounds as “bee-friendly as ever,” reportedly playing home to magnolia trees, lavender and clover, among other flora the bees will love.
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