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ENCORE FEATURE: Morgan Freeman helps save the bees!

August 29, 2019 Franchesca Rivera

We didn’t think it was possible to love Morgan Freeman more. But he just proved us wrong by turning his 124-acre ranch into a bee sanctuary to help save the bees! Awww!

We all know and love Morgan Freeman, he’s like the celebrity grandpa we’ve never had! And how iconic can his voice be, you know what I’m saying? I feel like he narrates our dreams sometimes too. But kidding aside, Morgan Freeman is a talented actor, inspiring director, and philanthropist. So who knew we could love him even more as a beekeeper? Because he just transformed his 124-acre ranch into a bee sanctuary to help save the bees.

Morgan Freeman: Beekeeper

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If you didn’t know, Morgan Freeman is a very charitable person. He supports 21 charities and 20 causes. Also, he is on the board of directors for ‘Earth Biofuels’. It is a company that promotes the use of clean-burning fuels in America. So you see he truly does care for the environment! And now you can officially add ‘beekeeper’ as one of the many things Morgan Freeman is. Because he just recently transformed his 124-acre ranch into a bee sanctuary! How he did this is by importing 26 beehives from Arkansas to his hometown in Mississipi. Although he isn’t new to the trade, he actually started this hobby way back in 2014, only now can we call him a champion in helping conserve bees! *slow claps* And on an interview with Jimmy Fallon also in 2014, he said that he just mostly leaves the bees alone and that they have not stung him. And that he simply feeds them and lets them do what it is that bees do!

‘Save the Bees’

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Greenpeace

You may be asking why saving the bees is such a big deal. So here’s a little nature lesson! Did you know that there are around 20,000 species of bees? And out of those 20,000 species—sixteen species are vulnerable, eighteen are endangered, and nine are critically endangered globally. But why should we care about bees you ask? Well, that’s because according to Greenpeace, one out of every three bites of food that you eat you owe to bees! Because bees are responsible for around 80% of all pollination in the world.

 

So you see, bees are essential in fostering healthy environments and are critical in our everyday lives. Because they affect the very food that we eat and the plants that help us breathe! So we’re sorry Winnie the Pooh! No more honey for you!

 

Did your fondness for Morgan Freeman grow with his help in saving bees? Didn’t it just inspire you to skip that straw today in trying to help the environment too? Share with us your thoughts in the comments down below! Or hit us up on our Facebook or Twitter @UDoUPh.