‘Flea’s Bees’: The Bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers Is Now a Beekeeper

Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is helping to preserve the bee population, whose health is critical to our food chain
‘Flea’s Bees’: The Bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers Is Now a Beekeeper

Balzary has over 200,000 bees in his personal backyard apiary. 

Michael Balzary, the bassist and founding member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has found a second passion, and it’s all about the bees. Balzary, better known by his stage name Flea, has turned his backyard into a full-fledged apiary with over 200,000 bees.

Flea has spent the last several months documenting his beekeeping activities on Instagram, and reportedly not only happens to love bees, but is also dedicated to restoring the dwindling bee population — an issue that continues to plague global agriculture, given that the pollinators play a major role in the production of more than 100 common crops.

According to Rolling Stone, Flea will continue his work in environmental protection when he joins the upcoming Pathway to Paris concert in December at Le Trianon in Paris.


The event, featuring music legends like Thom York, Patti Smith, and Dhani Harrison, will coincide with the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which aims to raise awareness about the pressing need to establish a global climate change policy. 


Pleezus more beezus

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Me about to get busy with my beautiful little bees that I love

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