Angelina Jolie, a Hollywood actress, recently sat with bees in a magazine for 18 minutes. She shot for National Geographic magazine in order to promote bee conservation during World Bee Day.
The magazine’s cover features Jolie with her shoulders, hands, and even face covered in bees as she stares straight at the camera.
Dan Winters, a photographer, was worried about the safety of everyone on the set. He said, “As an experienced beekeeper, I was concerned about safety when given the assignment.
The execution was complicated by shooting during the pandemic with Angelina and a crew, as well as live bees. I knew that the only way we could achieve the desired effect was to use Avedon’s iconic “The Beekeeper”, which he created 40 years ago.
He said that Italian bees were used for the shoot, and Jolie had to stand still for 18 minutes so as not to be stung by the bees. Everyone on the set except Angelina had to wear a bee suit as protection.
I used my hands to apply the pheromone in the areas where I wanted the bees to congregate. The pheromone attracts bees but also discourages them from swarming. Angelina remained perfectly still for 18 minutes, surrounded by bees.
I am always amazed by bees. “I feel that our World Bee Day offering has its own roots in photography history,” Dan Winters stated.
National Geographic reported that Angelina Jolie has been named the “godmother” of Women for Bees. This five-year initiative was launched by UNESCO. The initiative is aimed at building 2,500 hives, restocking 125 million bees, and training 50 female beekeepers.
The 45-year-old actor, when discussing the initiative, said: “With so many things we worry about in the world, we can handle this issue (bee conservation). We can all do our part.
Jolie has recently appeared in Those Who Wish Me Death. Jolie’s next appearance will be in Marvel Cinematic Universe Eternals.