Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has supported the special beekeeping initiative Women for Bees 2021. The artist officially became the “godmother” of the program.
According to official data, 50 women will take part in the program, over the next 5 years, will be trained in all the secrets of breeding bees and getting honey. As a result of the program, it is planned to build 2,500 hives in 25 UNESCO biosphere reserves, which will add 125 million to the bee population, according to preliminary calculations.
Jolie herself, in addition to supporting the initiative, plans to meet with students and learn the secrets of beekeeping herself.
In a statement, the celebrity noted that she is looking forward to meeting the members.
“I look forward to getting to know them and learning about their culture and environment and the role that bees play in this. I hope the training will strengthen the participants’ independence, livelihoods, and communities, ” says Jolie.
Women for Bees 2021 was the last humanitarian program in which the celebrity participated. So, before that, Jolie, independently and in the company of her ex-husband Brad Pitt, actively collaborated with the UN on social issues and was even appointed as a special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.