Morgan Freeman Turns His Ranch into a Honey Bee Sanctuary

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As an actor, film director, and philanthropist, Morgan Freeman is quite the busy bee. Now, it seems the multifaceted man can add “beekeeper” to his impressive list of vocations. The star first mentioned his beekeeping passion project back in 2014 on an episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, during which he stressed the importance of preserving wild bees to maintain a balanced environment. Now, it seems Freeman's hobby has blossomed into something much more.

Morgan Freeman imported 26 beehives from Arkansas to his 124-acre ranch in Mississippi to convert the property into a full-time bee sanctuary. Freeman encourages bee population growth by planting bee-friendly vegetation like magnolia trees, lavender, and clover on the land. He has no intention of harvesting the honey or disrupting the hives, but he does visit with sugar water to keep the bees healthy.

Inspired by Morgan Freeman's efforts? Even if you don't have the resources to start a sanctuary, it's easy to leave out a bowl of sugar water on your balcony or garden. The bees and environment will thank you!

Morgan Freeman turned his beekeeping hobby into a full-time project by transforming his 124-acre ranch in Mississippi into a bee sanctuary.

The actor even planted Magnolia trees and clover fields to encourage bee population growth.


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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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