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Angelina Jolie has been the face of Guerlain for years now. It’s been a great partnership for her – Guerlain makes great ads with Jolie, and they’ve partnered with her on some charitable endeavors. Guerlain apparently approached Angelina about another partnership this year: a bee partnership. Guerlain began working with UNESCO’s “Women For Bees” initiative and Angelina became “the face” of that work. She’s the godmother to Women For Bees, and she cares a lot about teaching women to operate their own professional apiaries. Which leads into this: Angelina went to France to hand out diplomas to the first graduating class of Bee School.
Angelina Jolie managed to make a full beekeeper’s suit look glamorous as she presented graduates of the French Apidology Observatory with their diplomas Wednesday. Jolie partnered with French fragrance and cosmetics house Guerlain for the “Women for bees” project, along with UNESCO and the Observatoire Français d’Apidologie.
Per UNESCO, “ten women from five biosphere reserves will be welcomed to a 30-day accelerated training course at OFA’s Domaine de la Sainte-Baume (Provence, France) every year. Over five years, 50 participants will learn the theoretical and practical bases of beekeeping, including the running of a professional apiary.”
“At the end of the training, participants will have acquired all the protocols allowing them to sustain the life of their bee colonies and to become fully professional beekeeper-entrepreneurs, and members of an international network of female beekeepers.”
The program began on June 21, which means Jolie was presenting the inaugural class of the program with their credentials. She wore a tan dress and sandals for the presentation part of the ceremony, switching into the more familiar beekeeping outfit — which she paired with a set of chic boots.
Page Six had the exclusive photos, which I’ve linked to below. She seemed jazzed to be in a beekeeper’s kit and you can see her examining the hives and chatting with the graduates. It’s so cool that UNESCO is doing this accelerated training course and I hope they offer the class in other countries too! More people would be into beekeeping if it meant they got to spend an afternoon with Angelina.
— Page Six (@PageSix) July 22, 2021
IG courtesy of National Geographic.
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