Beyoncé reveals she keeps a beehive in her back yard. No, not that one – an actual beehive filled with 80,000 bees
Beyoncé spoke with British Vogue about family, fashion and, most importantly, the beehive.
No, not that Beyhive – the singer’s legion of dedicated fans. She meant literal beehives.
In an interview with Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue, Queen B was asked to reveal something surprising about herself.
She revealed she owns two real beehives.
“I’ve had them at my house for a while now,” Beyoncé said. “I have around 80,000 bees and we make hundreds of jars of honey a year,” to which Enninful replied: “So, you really are the Queen B!”
Other things buzzing in Beyoncé’s life? Her new Ivy Park drop.
She told Enninful that the collection was inspired by her own quarantine tradition – her children and her dressing up every Friday.
She explained: “It consciously uses bright, bold colours to remind us to smile.”
“My vision for the collection is that it is fun, functional and fashionable, with athletic options that you can wear to the gym, then to the night club, from playing basketball to vogueing at the balls.
“The goal is to be infinitely inclusive from style to size.”
Beyoncé reveals Black is King started in her backyard.
Earlier this year Beyoncé shook up the world – again – with Black is King, a visual album that she directed, wrote, and executive produced.
The film served as a visual companion to the 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift and saw her travel Africa to collaborate with a vast range of artists, celebrating Blackness and the African diaspora.
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Beyoncé told Vogue said that the project was initially a small one, but grew substantially.
“I wanted to do one or two videos for The Gift album, then it just grew,” she reflected.
“Before we knew it, we were shooting in Nigeria, Ghana, London, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.”
Shooting the film was “absolutely an adventure”, Beyoncé said, and she stressed the importance of celebrating Black African culture.
“It was important that we worked with African designers, and the wardrobe amplified key themes in the film, such as Black opulence and excellence. The fashion displayed a range of culture and heritage”.
The 39-year-old said that her favourite part of the experience was “the collaboration and mutual respect of African-American creatives and creatives from the African diaspora”.