Move over Beyhive — Beyoncé has her own beehives buzzing at home.
In what to her die-hard fans is now the most unexpected revelation the singer has shared in recent years, Beyoncé recently shared this tidbit about life at home. “I know it’s random, but I have two beehives. Real ones. I’ve had them at my house for a while now.”
Though it may sound strange, Beyoncé has been known for veganism and holistic health over the past few years. Bee pollen is growing in popularity because it can be used in the management of seasonal allergies. “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.” It’s thought that ingesting pollen will help the body to build resistance to these potential allergens and, in turn, reduce allergy symptoms.
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.”
Check out Beyoncé’s full interview with British Vogue here.