Morgan Freeman is now the keeper of bees. Yes, you read that correctly. The esteemed actor Morgan Freeman is working hard to keep the bee population as high as possible. Morgan is making a concerted effort to increase the presence of bees on planet Earth. Morgan has converted his 124-acre ranch into a bee farm.
The actor, film director, and philanthropist is widely known for his screen work in Kiss the Girls, Amistad, Driving Miss Daisy, Along Came a Spider, and many more. His acting career allowed his rise to fame during the 1970s.
Born and raised in Mississippi Morgan has used his property to hose the bees. He began his beekeeping journey in 2014 because he believes there is a great need to preserve and to save wild bees. Morgan and others believe this is necessary to maintain a healthy environment.
As a guest on Jimmy Fallon Freeman revealed that he imported 26 beehives from Arkansas to his ranch in Mississippi. Freeman went on to further explain how he works to feed the bees sugar water and how he has planted magnolia trees, lavender, clover, etc, which are all bee-friendly.
According to One Green Planet honeybees provide us with helped produce approximately $19 billion worth of agricultural crops in the U.S. alone in 2010; that’s estimated to be one-third of everything we eat! The other animal pollinators such as bats, moths, butterflies, hummingbirds, ants, and beetles contributed to an estimated $10 billion in 2010! To say we rely on the pollination efforts of bees (and other animals) to sustain our modern food system is an understatement.
Morgan Freeman is now the keeper of bees and apparently the super hero of planet Earth. Keep up the good work Mr. Freeman.