HAPPY Mondays star Bez has visited a Hereford shop as he continues his unusual hobby.

The star, whose real name is Mark Berry, lives in Herefordshire and was photographed at Hey, Honey!, in Church Street.

He saw co-founder of Herefordshire Wildlife Sasha Norris, who made an appearance at the shop to show customers her rescued tawny owl Owla.

Hey, Honey!, which Bez visited Tuesday afternoon (December 20), is an independent shop located in the heart of Hereford city selling local honey, health, and beauty.


And Bez was visiting because of his beekeeping hobby.

It currently donates three per cent of its entire profit to UK bee conservation. This is allocated each year to worthy causes who are doing their bit for the UK bee population, through varied and exciting projects.

In 2013, The Guardian reported that Bez had taken up beekeeping, and in a Facebook post Hey, Honey! named him “beekeeper Bez”.

In November, the Daily Star also said Bez has been a beekeeper for more than eight years and encourages fans to start up colonies of their own honey-makers to combat the steep decline in bee populations.


The star also married his wife Firouzeh Razavi in Kentchurch.

The news was broken on Instagram and Twitter by Happy Mondays singer Rowetta, who posted a picture of herself with Bez's mum online, tagging the post as being in Herefordshire. 

Bez won Celebrity Big Brother in 2005 and stood unsuccessfully as a candidate in the 2015 general election – he now appears regularly on Channel 4's Gogglebox.

He has also appeared on Celebrity Masterchef and Dancing on Ice.