Honeybee colonies in the United States are currently embroiled in a potentially detrimental crisis. During the 12-month period which ended this April, at least 40% of American honeybee colonies died. These troubling statistics have inspired a variety of contentious debates on the possible causes and solutions to this growing problem, though no one bothered to consult Flea.

Flea, a.k.a. the coolest member of Red Hot Chili Peppers, recently installed 3 large beehives in his backyard as an extension of his passion for an environmentally conscious future. According to TMZ, Flea has been practicing the nearly lost art of beekeeping for a few months now and has "already mastered the craft."

 

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

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Of course, Flea isn't the only member of the bassist community with a penchant for saving the world's bees. Mark Hoppus, he of the 182 blinks, Instagrammed his own attempts at bee salvation in 2014:

 

🎶You can call me queen bee🎶

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🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝

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First harvest of the season. 3 litres of honey from our ladies!

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As always, stay tuned to Complex for further news on rock bassists and their bees.