Leo took up beekeeping to handle Oscars stress

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who won the Oscars 2016 for his role in The Revenant, took up beekeeping as a hobby to handle stress before the awards ceremony.

The 41-year-old was introduced to the hobby by his mother’s boyfriend David Ward as a means to deal with stress before the Oscars, reports mirror.co.uk.

“Leo and David are really close and a few months ago Leo was telling him how hard it had been to relax with all the attention. David is a beekeeper in his spare time and told Leo it’s a great way to get lost in your own world,”

The Sun newspaper quoted a source as saying.

“Leo gave it a go and loved it. Now he has even built a few hives for his garden here. Beekeeping has helped take his mind off all the awards chat and has kept him chilled out,” the source added.