Beyoncé reveals she has two beehives and makes 'hundreds of jars of honey a year'

‘I know it’s random,’ says singer

Olivia Petter
Monday 02 November 2020 08:08
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Beyoncé has revealed she started beekeeping in lockdown,

The singer, whose fanbase is known as “the beyhive", told British Vogue that she has roughly 80,000 bees at her home.

“I know it's random, but I have two beehives. Real ones,” she said. 

"I've had them at my house for a while now. I have around 80,000 bees and we make hundreds of jars of honey a year."

Beyoncé explained that she started beekeeping in a bid to help her daughters manage their allergies.

“I started the beehives because my daughters, Blue and Rumi, both have terrible allergies, and honey has countless healing properties,” she said.

Elsewhere in the interview, Beyoncé, who has three children with her husband Jay-Z, revealed that she and her family would play “Fashion Fridays” during quarantine.

“Every Friday, we would dress up in my clothes or make clothes together and take each other’s pictures,” she said. 

"It became a ritual for us and an opportunity to laugh off this crazy year together. "

The singer was also asked if the lockdown had changed her approach to parenting.

“I have become a better listener,” she replied.

“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 eight-year-old.”

The singer added that her advice to other parents is to love their children “harder than ever”.

“I let my daughter know that she is never too young to contribute to changing the world,” she added. 

“I never underestimate her thoughts and feelings, and I check in with her to understand how this is affecting her.”

Read the full interview in the December issue of British Vogue, available via digital download and on newsstands Friday 6 November.

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