Red Hot Chili Peppers Bassist Flea Started His Own Apiary to Save Honeybees
Celebrities using their fame and resources to help animals is always moving, whether it’s Jon Stewart and family opening up their own farmed animal sanctuary, Kat Von Dee donating a huge check to animal welfare orgs, or Steve-O proudly serving jail time for his activism. Flea, bassist from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is the next celeb to represent the animals by starting his own apiary in his backyard with an estimated 200,000 honeybees.
“Flea’s bees” are the centerpiece of his social media lately, the creatures for whom he cares greatly. Motivated by environmental concerns, the musician began a safe space for the bees in the face of a steady and shocking decline in the honeybee population over the last few decades. Colony collapse disorder has claimed the lives of many of our winged friends upon whom we rely for pollinating plants and keeping our cycle of harvests going strong.
As a vegan who eschews honey purely because it’s not ours to take, I hope Flea’s venture continues to be a supportive one for the insects, instead of shifting to an exploitative one.
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