Honeybees have become an A-lister hobby as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some famous names were revealed as new beekeepers recently, and this can only be good news for honeybees since many people are swayed by the rich and famous and follow their trends. Honeybees can use all the great press coverage they can get.
Covid-19 quarantine is what led new beekeepers Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher to take it up as a hobby. On June 26, 2020, the 37-year old country superstar Underwood, 37, and her former hockey playing spouse Fisher, 40, shared a short video of their bee-yond sweet adventure on social media app TikTok. Dressed in white beekeeping suits, the video shows them receiving instruction from pro Joel.
This is a 30-second long video of celebrity beekeepers Carrie and Mike:
The couple has two small children, and they have released a four-part digital film series called Mike and Carrie: God & Country for a faith-based non-profit called I Am Second. These mini films share the couples’ journey and lessons learned from parenting, faith and marriage.
David Beckham, 45-year old football legend, is another enthusiastic beekeeper. He and his kids Romeo, 17, Cruz, 15, and Harper, 8, are busy bees in their beekeeping suits as they enjoy their new family hobby that also sprang up during the Covid-19 pandemic. They have even constructed a homemade beehive at their home in the Cotswolds.
They all enjoy coining ‘bee’ phrase jokes, as Beckham warns his children to ‘bee careful’ and his son reminds him, "you used to bee taller than me."
Beckham shared footage of himself building the beehive in his backyard earlier this month as he hammered the frame together and wife Victoria filmed him.
Here is a 2-minute video of Beckham building his beehive:
Then there is Kate Middleton’s younger brother, James Middleton, who has been beekeeping since 2011 when he received the most fantastic birthday gift ever from his family: a large box of 1,000 buzzing Buckfast bees.
He has developed a passion for bees and reveals his belief that bees are balm for troubled minds. He speaks openly of having had struggles with depression and sees beekeeping as an active form of meditation that has positively impacted his mental health.
Middleton and his fiancée, Alizee Theyenet, have spent much of the Covid-19 pandemic at the Middleton family home at Bucklebury Manor in Berkshire, England, where those first 1,000 gifted bees have expanded over the years to eight beehives housing nearly half a million bees. He spends hours every week with his bees and they make him incredibly happy. He gives 50-100 jars of honey to friends and family every year, and admits to being in awe of these amazing insects.
We blogged about other A-listers a year ago who were bitten by the beekeeping buzz long before the corona virus of 2020. Morgan Freeman, Scarlett Johansson and Leonardo DiCaprio are also beekeepers.
All this celeBEEty—oops!—celebrity coverage can bee sweet-as-honey when A-listers love BEE-listers.
Sorry to bee so silly… just a bit of fun and it seems like the Beckham family might appreciate the humor.
Seriously... thank you all for raising bee awareness.