Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea Becomes a Beekeeper
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has a new hobby: beekeeping. He has an estimated 200,000 bees in his backyard, and he’s been posting pictures of “Flea’s bees” on social media over the past several weeks, like the one below.
According to TMZ, Flea has three beehives, each holding more than 60,000 bees -- and he’s “mastered the craft” in just a few months. His work could help increase the world’s bee population, which has been in decline. The United States Department of Agriculture says that the amount of managed honey bee colonies in the U.S. has decreased from 5 million in the 1940s to only 2.5 million today.
Plus, judging by the captions of other photos that he’s posted on Facebook -- “Me about to get busy with my beautiful little bees that I love” and “Pleezus more beezus” -- he just really loves bees.