Angelina Jolie covered herself in bees for a National Geographic portrait to raise awareness for World Bee Day on Thursday.
Jolie was recently named “godmother” for Women for Bees, a five-year year program launched by Guerlain and UNESCO that will help train and support 50 female beekeepers around the world.
“It was so funny to be in hair and makeup and wiping yourself with pheromone,” Jolie said, describing the shoot. “We couldn’t shower for three days before. Because they told me, ‘If you have all these different scents, shampoos and perfumes and things, the bee doesn’t know what you are.’ … Then you put a few things up your nose and in your ears so you don’t give them as many holes to climb in.”