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BRITISH VOGUE BITS: 80K Bees That Produce Hundreds Of Jars Of Honey A Year – This Is Why Beyoncé Is QUEEN B!

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Beyoncé graces the cover of not one, but three covers of British VOGUE’s December 2020 issue – shot by 21-year-old photographer Kennedi Carter. Inside, the global superstar shares some interesting details about her personal beehive and how she’s handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Get it all inside…

 

 
 
 
 
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@Beyonce stars on three special covers for the December 2020 issue of #BritishVogue. She speaks to Editor-In-Chief @Edward_Enninful about everything from the recent racial and social justice movements, to her personal legacy and why she has finally decided to “give myself permission to focus on my joy”. Read the full interview and see the 20-page fashion extravaganza photographed by Kennedi Carter in the new issue, on newsstands and available for digital download Friday 6 November. #Beyonce wears all @MuglerOfficial. Photographed by @InternetBby and styled by @Edward_Enninful with hair by @JawaraW and colourists @Rachel_Bodt and @ShirleyGHauteHair, make-up by @FrancescaTolot, nails by @OhMyNailsNYC, set design by @StefanBeckman and lighting direction by @_Wordie. With thanks to Beyoncé’s personal stylist @ZerinaAkers, her tailor #TimWhite and publicist @YvetteNoelSchure; Parkwood Entertainment creative director @KwasiFordjour and creative producer @LaurenLaLaBaker; Satellite414 founder @CarlitoF8; @TravisKiewel and @RobFamous for @ThatOneProduction; and Vogue entertainment director-at-large @JillDemling.

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Beyoncé Knowles-Carter didn’t have to slay this hard, yet we’re here.

Mrs. Carters graces not one, but THREE individual covers for British VOGUE magazine’s December 2020 issue. And she ATE, per usual.

In the cover above, Bey rocked an elastic-nylon mesh bodysuit, which is made up of 64 panels and took more than 100 hours to sew together, by Mugler creative director Casey Cadwallader. It’s a piece the designer had been working on since Thierry Mugler handed him the reins to the house in December 2017.

 

 
 
 
 
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“Something cracked open inside of me right after giving birth to my first daughter. From that point on, I truly understood my power, and motherhood has been my biggest inspiration.” In the December 2020 issue of #BritishVogue, mother and megastar @Beyonce speaks to British Vogue Editor-in-Chief @Edward_Enninful. See the full story in the new issue, on newsstands and available for digital download Friday 6 November. #Beyonce wears an organza coat, catsuit, and custom-made hat all @Adidas x @WeAreIvyPark, with @JimmyChoo shoes and @LorraineSchwartz jewellery. Photographed by @InternetBby and styled by @Edward_Enninful with hair by @JawaraW and colourists @Rachel_Bodt and @ShirleyGHauteHair, make-up by @FrancescaTolot, nails by @OhMyNailsNYC, set design by @StefanBeckman and lighting direction by @_Wordie. With thanks to Beyoncé’s personal stylist @ZerinaAkers, @MarnixMarni, her tailor #TimWhite and publicist @YvetteNoelSchure; Parkwood Entertainment creative director @KwasiFordjour and creative producer @LaurenLaLaBaker; Satellite414 founder @CarlitoF8; @TravisKiewel and @RobFamous for @ThatOneProduction; and Vogue entertainment director-at-large @JillDemling.

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“It would be difficult to experience life in a pandemic and the current social unrest and not be changed. I have learnt that my voice is clearer when I am still.” For the December 2020 issue of #BritishVogue, the powerhouse that is @Beyonce talks family, fashion and philanthropy with @Edward_Enninful and gives a rare and rounded glimpse into her world. See the full story in the new issue, on newsstands and available for digital download Friday 6 November. #Beyonce wears an @AlexanderMcQueen jacket, @AtsukoKudoLatex hotpants and @LouboutinWorld shoes. Photographed by @InternetBby and styled by @Edward_Enninful with hair by @JawaraW and colourists @Rachel_Bodt and @ShirleyGHauteHair, make-up by @FrancescaTolot, nails by @OhMyNailsNYC, set design by @StefanBeckman and lighting direction by @_Wordie. With thanks to Beyoncé’s personal stylist @ZerinaAkers, her tailor #TimWhite and publicist @YvetteNoelSchure; Parkwood Entertainment creative director @KwasiFordjour and creative producer @LaurenLaLaBaker; Satellite414 founder @CarlitoF8; @TravisKiewel and @RobFamous for @ThatOneProduction; and Vogue entertainment director-at-large @JillDemling.

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For the shoot, Bey was adamant she wanted a young, black photographer to catch her angles for the shoot and that’s exactly what she received. 21-year-old photographer Kennedi Carter, a fine art photographer from North Carolina, was tapped for the shoot and she NAILED it.

 

 

In the cover story, the mom-of-three revealed she has two actual beehives in her backyard that produces hundreds of jars of honey a year. Not her fan base BEYHIVE – real beehives! She told British VOGUE editor-in-chief Edward Enniful she started the hives to help her daughters Blue Ivy & Rumi, who both suffer from bad allergies.

”I know it’s random, but I have two beehives. Real ones. I’ve had them at my house for a while now,” Bey explained. "I have around 80,000 bees and we make hundreds of jars of honey a year. I started the beehives because my daughters, Blue and Rumi, both have terrible allergies, and honey has countless healing properties.”

Yep, the REAL Queen B!

In the cover story, Bey also talked about how she’s adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. "I’ve decided to give myself permission to focus on my joy," she sared.

Do you feel changed as a person by the events of 2020, and if so in what ways?

Absolutely changed. It would be difficult to experience life in a pandemic and the current social unrest and not be changed. I have learnt that my voice is clearer when I am still. I truly cherish this time with my family, and my new goal is to slow down and shed stressful things from my life. I came into the music industry at 15 years old and grew up with the world watching, and I have put out projects non-stop. I released Lemonade during the Formation World Tour, gave birth to twins, performed at Coachella, directed Homecoming, went on another world tour with Jay, then Black Is King, all back to back. It’s been heavy and hectic. I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on building my legacy and representing my culture the best way I know how. Now, I’ve decided to give myself permission to focus on my joy.

Have these months perhaps also changed you as a parent? How do you talk to Blue Ivy about current events, and what is your advice to parents in the same position, trying to impart the hard realities of our time to their children?

I have become a better listener. 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. 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. Blue saw some of the reactions to the “Brown Skin Girl” video, as well as some of the videos from the philanthropic work I’ve done this year. When I tell her I’m proud of her, she tells me that she’s proud of me and that I’m doing a good job. It’s teeeeeew much sweetness. She melts my heart. I believe the best way to teach them is to be the example.

You have been such a vocal advocate for change, offering your support during a tough time for so many families, especially those who have disproportionately suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been inspirational. How do you see your work as an artist and the way you use your voice in activism spaces working together?

I try to think of the most productive way I can help. I was able to work with my Church in Houston, Texas, my mother and Jack Dorsey [CEO of Twitter] to set up testing for a lot of Houstonians, especially those in economically challenged areas, who more than likely had no access to testing at the time. I worked with a local hospital in Houston, supported them with supplies and whatever they needed to best treat those infected. It was heartwarming to see the photos from the testing sites and to read the letters from the people who were high-risk, due to pre-existing health conditions, who were able to recover and return home safely from the hospital. I was fortunate to help even more people with funds raised from the “Savage” remix with Megan Thee Stallion. We donated the proceeds to support Covid-19 victims. I did the same thing with “Black Parade”. It’s been a year of service for me.

 

 
 
 
 
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A surprising fact about @Beyonce? “I know it’s random, but I have two beehives. Real ones… I have around 80,000 bees and we make hundreds of jars of honey a year.” In the December 2020 issue of #BritishVogue, #Beyonce talks to @Edward_Enninful about what makes her proud, how she celebrates Christmas with her family and one very surprising – but then again, entirely fitting – hobby that keeps her busy. See the full 20-page fashion story in the new issue, on newsstands and available for digital download Friday 6 November. And click the link in bio to read the full interview now. #Beyonce wears @Adidas x @WeAreIvyPark jacket and shorts, @YSL by @AnthonyVaccarello shoes, @Wolford tights and @LorraineSchwartz necklaces. Photographed by @InternetBby and styled by @Edward_Enninful with hair by @JawaraW and colourists @Rachel_Bodt and @ShirleyGHauteHair, make-up by @FrancescaTolot, nails by @OhMyNailsNYC, set design by @StefanBeckman and lighting direction by @_Wordie. With thanks to Beyoncé’s personal stylist @ZerinaAkers, @MarnixMarni, her tailor #TimWhite and publicist @YvetteNoelSchure; Parkwood Entertainment creative director @KwasiFordjour and creative producer @LaurenLaLaBaker; Satellite414 founder @CarlitoF8; @TravisKiewel and @RobFamous for @ThatOneProduction; and Vogue entertainment director-at-large @JillDemling.

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And then we learn, Bey is just like us in many ways:

Beyoncé, we all believe you can do everything. Is there anything you cannot do?

I’m always losing my phone in my house or office, and I never know where my keys are. My phone is always dead. I get days and dates confused all the time, but guaranteed, I’ll remember every detail of a conversation, what you were wearing or how your hair was styled. It’s absolutely ridiculous.

This I must know – what is your favourite Texan delicacy?

Wow. That’s tough to pick one favourite. It’s good eating in Texas! I love Cajun seafood at Pappadeaux. The barbecue in Texas is mmmm. So is the Mexican food and the soul food. We ate soul food every Sunday after church. There was nothing better than when a little bit of candied yams got on your oxtail and macaroni.

 

 
 
 
 
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“Fashion was a place of escape for me. Every Friday, my kids and I would dress up and take each other’s pictures. It became an opportunity to handle this crazy year together.” Throughout the making of #BritishVogue’s December issue cover story, @Beyonce told @Edward_Enninful she had a very important goal: she wanted to have fun. See the full 20-page fashion story in the new issue on newsstands and available for digital download Friday 6 November. And click the link in bio to read the full interview now. #Beyonce wears a @ChristopherJohnRogers dress, @AgentProvocateur crystal thong and @LorraineSchwartz necklaces. Photographed by @InternetBby and styled by @Edward_Enninful with hair by @JawaraW and colourists @Rachel_Bodt and @ShirleyGHauteHair, make-up by @FrancescaTolot, nails by @OhMyNailsNYC, set design by @StefanBeckman and lighting direction by @_Wordie. With thanks to Beyoncé’s personal stylist @ZerinaAkers, her tailor #TimWhite and publicist @YvetteNoelSchure; Parkwood Entertainment creative director @KwasiFordjour and creative producer @LaurenLaLaBaker; Satellite414 founder @CarlitoF8; @TravisKiewel and @RobFamous for @ThatOneProduction; and Vogue entertainment director-at-large @JillDemling.

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We also learned what Christmas 2020 will look at the Carter household:

And lastly, what will Christmas look like this year for you and your family, and are you looking forward to it? What’s your favourite family tradition?

My twins are three and now they are old enough to understand Christmas. I love Christmas. We decorate cookies and ornaments. We also collect ornaments with everyone’s favourite things. We decorate while jamming to Christmas music. Blue leaves milk and cookies for Santa, and always leaves the most beautiful letters for him. We get up early and open presents and then we have a big lunch with all of our family. I love the joy and wonderment of children on Christmas. It makes me feel like a kid.

Aww! Tooc cute.

You can read the full interview here.

 

Photo: Beyonce's IG

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