Morgan Freeman converts his 124-acre Mississippi ranch into a sanctuary for honey bees

Mail Online | 3/22/2019 | Roxy Simons For Mailonline
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Morgan Freeman has converted his 124-acre ranch in Mississippi into a sanctuary for bees, in a bid to help counter the insects' decreasing population.

According to Forbes on Wednesday, the 81-year-old actor has imported 26 bee hives into his ranch from Arkansas, and has been growing bee-friendly magnolia trees and lavender to encourage them to visit his home.

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The Shawshank Redemption star began his journey as a beekeeper in 2014, and has been working to feed the bees sugar and water to help them.

Freeman has previously discussed the foray during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where he discussed the need to save the bees in order to maintain a healthy environment.

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He also explained that he never wears a bee suit or hat to protect himself, and at the time he added that he hadn't been stung by them.

While he also explained that he just feeds the bees, and does not want to disrupt the beehives or harvest the honey that they make.

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On the show, he said: 'There's a concerted effort to bring bees back...
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