By now, most beekeepers have heard that Morgan Freeman is a beekeeper. Morgan Freeman is incredible. Whether you enjoyed him driving over Miss Daisy or just gaining redemption after Shawshank, you likely admired the way the man can perform.
I’ve long appreciated Freeman as an actor, but really began to appreciate him when I started watching his series of science documentaries on Discovery, the astrophysics lectures called Through the Wormhole. Respect for the actor is deep – he was born in Tennessee, grew up in rural Mississippi, yet became comfortable in Hollywood. To top it off, at age 65 he earned his pilot’s license and he flies a Cessna 414. He’s now 79. He decided to become a beekeeper a couple years ago, at age 76. And it’s not just a one-hive gimmick – he’s got about 40 hives on his Mississippi farm.
Here are a couple of clips of Freeman the beeman on TV:
More bee talk, a couple nights ago: