Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has just become a full-blown beekeeper. (We're sure there's a bug joke in there somewhere ...)
The rocker has set up his own backyard apiary where he has over 200,000 insects, and according to TMZ, three hives with over 60,000 bees in each one. He recently shared a photo of himself in full beekeeping gear on Instagram with the caption, "Deep to the hive super organism. I love my bees. Flea's bees."
But Flea doesn't just love the bees, he wants to help keep them alive and well. His environmental concerns (especially regarding the decreasing honeybee population) also played a big role in encouraging him to start his apiary, Rolling Stone reports.
The musician will take a break from his newfound hobby later this year when he'll return to the stage with his Atoms for Peace bandmate Thom Yorke (and a few others) to play the Pathway to Paris concert. The show will raise awareness about climate change and takes place at the same time as the UN Climate Change Conference (Nov. 11 to Dec. 11).
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