Morgan Freeman praised for turning his 124-acre ranch into bee sanctuary


Morgan Freeman is being lauded on social media for his decision to convert his 124-acre ranch in Mississippi into a sanctuary for bees, Forbes reported.

According to the business magazine, the Shawshank Redemption actor has imported 26 bee hives into his ranch from Arkansas. 

The 81-year-old also planted lavender and magnolia trees to attract more bees to his home. 

In an appearance on Jimmy Fallon in 2014, Freeman explained his foray into beekeeping. 

There’s 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, the vegetation, Freeman said at the time. 

The actor said he’s never worn a suit or hat to protect himself from bees and has never been stung. 

“They haven’t [stung me] yet, because right now I’m not trying to harvest honey or anything,” he added. I’m just feeding them… I think they understand, ‘Hey, don’t bother this guy, he’s got sugar water here.

“There’s been a frightening loss of bee colonies, particularly in this county,” Freeman said in another interview with Larry King. To such an extent that the scientists are now saying ‘this is dangerous.’

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