Oprah reckons bees are honeys

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has discovered she can no longer kill bees after lending her voice to new animated film Bee Movie.

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has discovered she can no longer kill bees after lending her voice to new animated film Bee Movie.

Winfrey plays a human judge who oversees a court battle between a friendly bee, voiced by comic Jerry Seinfeld, and a honey company.

And now she's started letting bees buzz around her, because she no longer sees them as stinging pests.

She resisted the urge to swat two bees which recently took a fancy to an Italian dish she was preparing at her home in California.

She explains, "Two bees came and they were buzzing around my plate. I think they were after the basil. And instead of swatting them away, I just allowed myself to be there with the bees.

"I am not going to swat the bees because they have families. I'm now thinking, 'They have families'. I'm so affected by this movie".

And Seinfeld is taking full credit for America's new love for bees: "I look at them and I think, 'You have no idea what I did for you'! " - Wenn

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