Beyoncé Keeps Beehives in Her Home for a Reason That Has To Do With Her Two Daughters, Blue Ivy and Rumi Carter

Beyoncé truly lives up to her Queen Bey nickname!

During a recent interview with British Vogue, the pop sensation revealed an interesting fact herself, which is that she knows how to make honey (with the help of real-life bees she keeps in her home).

Though it would be easy to assume that Bey’s beekeeping hobby is in honor or her Beyhive fan base, it turns out that’s not the case. Instead, she keeps the honey-making insects for a reason that has to do with her two daughters — Blue Ivy and Rumi Carter.

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Beyoncé uses the bees’ honey to help out her daughters

At times, it feels like we know both everything and nothing about Beyoncé. But in a new interview with British Vogue, we learned a new — and unexpected — fact about the acclaimed superstar.

While speaking with British Vogue for her December 2020 cover story, the Grammy winner revealed that she’s not only is she the leader of her loyal Beyhive fan base, but she also homes real bees at her house.

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“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.”

While it might seem like Bey just randomly adopted her beekeeping hobby, it turns out that the idea of housing bees in her home actually came about because of her daughters, Blue Ivy, 8, and Rumi, 3.

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

During the interview, Beyoncé pulled back the curtain on her home life

Since she’s known for being notoriously private, Beyoncé hardly opens up about her family life. However, she did give some rare insight into her life with her husband Jay-Z and their three kids during her interview with British Vogue.

In addition to revealing that she uses the honey from bees to help her daughters, the “Formation” singer also touched up her upon current events and how she explains all that is going on in the world to her three children.

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Blue Ivy Carter and Beyoncé | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

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“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,” she told the outlet. “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.”

Bey also opened up about spending time with family amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, shared how she and her little ones have been keeping themselves entertained while quarantining at home.

“During quarantine, fashion was a place of escape for me. My kids and I came up with Fashion Fridays. Every Friday, we would dress up in my clothes or make clothes together and take each other’s pictures,” she mentioned. “It became a ritual for us and an opportunity to handle this crazy year together. The newest Ivy Park collection was inspired by this new tradition.”

Though she didn’t dive into too many details surrounding her personal life, at least we got to learn something new about the Queen Bey and her notoriously private lifestyle!