In the last several decades, farmers and scientists have observed a dramatic decrease in the world bee population. In the US, the number of working bee colonies per hectare has declined by 90% since 1962. We are losing bees because of climate changes, pesticides, and an overall reduction in their natural habitats. There are some people who can’t just stand by and keep silent and they are fighting for bees and trying to revive them in every way possible. Famous actor Morgan Freeman is one of these people.
Morgan Freeman is trying to halt the decrease of the bee population by converting his Mississippi ranch into a bee paradise.
Morgan Freeman first got interested in beekeeping back in 2014 when he took it up as a hobby, as a result of a mass bee die-off that happened in the US. Since then Morgan has imported more than 26 bee hives from Arkansas to his 124-acre ranch in Mississippi, which has turned into a paradise for bees with clover, magnolia trees, and lavender in bloom.