Queen B told Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful, “I know it’s random, but I have two beehives. Real ones. I’ve had them at my house for a while now,” when he asked for a surprising fact about the 39-year-old multi-hyphenate.
“I have around 80,000 bees and we make hundreds of jars of honey a year,” she continued, noting how her hobby helps her two daughters, 8-year-old Blue Ivy and 3-year-old Rumi. “I started the beehives because my daughters, Blue and Rumi, both have terrible allergies, and honey has countless healing properties.”
So on top of being an award-winning musician, fashion designer, movie star, cultural icon and many more, add “beekeeper” to the ongoing list of Bey’s titles and talents.
In her latest cover story, the Black Is King creator also spoke to how her role as a mother shifted in 2020 and how she educates Blue about what’s happening in the world.
“Blue is very smart, and she is aware that there is a shift, but it is my job as a parent to do my best to keep her world as positive and safe as can be for an 8-year-old,” she said. “My best advice is to love them harder than ever. I let my children know that they are never too young to contribute to changing the world. I never underestimate their thoughts and feelings, and I check in with them to understand how this is affecting them.”