We all know that bees are important to keep our ecosystems running, as well as creating yummy honey. Here at Beehive Money, we sponsor over 200,000 bees
across four hives in South Wales and we're looking forward to getting a fifth hive filled up very soon. But, did you know that some of your favourite celebrities have their own hives? Let's get into it.
1. David Beckham
David Beckham built hives in the grounds of his Cotswolds home during the first lockdown, posting pictures and videos on Instagram of his kids and himself in beekeeping suits; with one of his more recent posts showing his first harvest of honey.
2. Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner regularly shares her experience as a beekeeper and love of bees on her social media. She took up the hobby with her daughter after reading a book on beekeeping.
3. Morgan Freeman
Starting beekeeping in 2014 with 26 hives on his Mississippi ranch, Morgan purposely turned his home into a bee haven planting acres of bee friendly plant such as lavender and clover. Although his gardeners are tasked with looking after the bees he is said to get involved in some of the beekeeping tasks, choosing not to wear gloves in order to be closer to the bees.
4. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett received a hive full of bees as a wedding gift in 2008 when she married Ryan Reynolds from Samuel L Jackson. Samuel has said that Scarlett talks about how bees are dying around the world.
5. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio uses beekeeping as a way to destress, building his own hives in the garden of his Los Angeles home after being introduced to the world of beekeeping by his mother’s partner.
6. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
After taking up beekeeping in 2010 The Duchess of Cornwall was appointed president of the charity Bees for Development, which helps to prevent poverty through beekeeping. The Duchess of Cornwall donates the funds raised from the sale of her honey produced to charity.
If you don’t have the space like these celebs for your own hive there are lots of things that you can do to help bees, like planting flowers even in a small pot, or supporting local beekeepers by purchasing their honey. How are you going to help? Check out our guide on how to make your garden bee friendly.