PHOTOS: Angelina Jolie causes a buzz in chic beekeeper suit in France

Actress and Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie visits The United Nations
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Angelina Jolie is continuing her mission to save the bees.

The Hollywood actress and humanitarian, 46, looked chic as she wore a full beekeeping suit, complete with the white protective clothing and full head net, on Wednesday while presenting graduates of the French Apidology Observatory with their diplomas, Page Six reports.

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The outlet says that Jolie partnered with French fragrance and cosmetics house Guerlain for the “Women for bees” project, along with UNESCO and the Observatoire Français d’Apidologie.

The inaugural graduates of the program participated in a 30-day accelerated training course in Provence. According to the UNESCO website, ten women from five biosphere reserves participated in the program.

“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 agency said.

In honor of World Bee Day in May, Jolie posed alongside a swarm of bees (yes, on and around her) to talk about the importance of preserving bees with the help of National Geographic.

In order to shoot the risky shot, amateur beekeeper Dan Winters used a pheromone called queen mandibular pheromone (QMP) to help the bees gather on certain areas of Jolie's body without swarming.

Additionally, they shot in a dark room to help keep the bees calm. "Everyone on set, except Angelina, had to be in a protective suit. It had to be quiet and fairly dark to keep the bees calm," the caption read.

Jolie’s new initiative will eventually build 2,500 bee hives and restock 125 million bees by 2025.

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