Actress Beth Behrs is training to become a professional apiculturist to help save honey bees from extinction.

The 2 Broke Girls star reveals her boyfriend, Mad Men actor Michael Gladis, inspired her to take up the hobby in a bid to do her part to combat the decline of bee populations across the globe, and she can't wait to make use of the by-products from the hive.

Behrs says, "I've been reading all about colony collapse and rescuing hives in urban areas... and so my boyfriend was a beekeeper before and then he had to move and leave his hive so we're getting a new one...

"We'd like to definitely use the honey and give it to our friends and family, and then there's so much you can do with wax: lipgloss, candles... (But saving the bees), that's the most important thing."