Out of concern for reports of bees dying in alarming amounts around the world, which is bad news for life on this planet, Morgan Freeman has converted his entire 124-acre ranch into a bee sanctuary.
This has been the case with countless other grassroots efforts that exploded following celebrity support. Thus, the concern of Morgan Freeman in this matter will hopefully turn some heads and get people thinking about the impact we are having on this planet.
Freeman joked in an interview with Jimmy Fallon in 2014 (see below) that he has become “one with the bees” after turning his ranch in Mississippi into a refuge for the animals.
He feeds the bees with sugar and water and, with the help of his gardener, and plants acres upon acres of bee-friendly plants that include clover, lavender and magnolia trees.
Freeman says his interest in beekeeping came after he grew concerned about declining numbers in the bee population.
“There is 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, and vegetation…” Freeman says in this article.
Despite the story originating nearly two years ago, it gained massive attention after The Free Thought Project shared it.