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Beekeeper covers himself in 1.1 million bees

By T.K. Randall
May 26, 2015 · Comment icon 11 comments

The beekeeper used queen bees to attract other bees on to his body. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Hola Mundo
Gao Bingguo set a new world record by engulfing his body in a swarm of bees weighing more than 109kg.
The 55-year-old from Shandong Province in China took it upon himself to beat the previous record holder, Chinese beekeper Zhang Wei, who had been covered in 83.5kg of bees back in 2011.

To attract the bees to his body Bingguo began his record attempt by attaching a dozen queen bees to his clothing before having bucketfuls of worker bees poured over him.

The stunt, which was overseen by the Carrying the Flag World Records organization, took quite some time as hundreds of thousands of bees were piled on to him by assistant beekeepers.
Officials estimated that around 10,000 bees were needed to add 1kg of weight.

Eventually though, with more than 1.1 million bees covering his body, Bingguo succeeded in breaking the record with a total combined weight of 109.05kg worth of bees.

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Comment icon #2 Posted by BeastieRunner 9 years ago
... Dear God why ... !?
Comment icon #3 Posted by ancient astronaut 9 years ago
And the important question that no one is asking, Why in the hell would one do this? Answer, sheer stupidity.
Comment icon #4 Posted by paperdyer 9 years ago
This is almost right up there with the guy that wanted to be eaten by a snake!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Shiloh17 9 years ago
He did it beecause he could.
Comment icon #6 Posted by jarjarbinks 9 years ago
Comment icon #7 Posted by ancient astronaut 9 years ago
NO !! NOT THE BEES NO !!! THEY'RE IN MY MOUTH !! AHRBBGBGBGBLLBGLGBGL -Nicolas Cage, The Wicker Man I surprisingly did not hate that movie.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Ashyne 9 years ago
He wanted to prove to Nicolas Cage that bees aren't scary.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Jacques Terreur 9 years ago
Comment icon #10 Posted by Lenore Graves 9 years ago records are dumb sometimes..Im gonna do that same, but cover myself in houseflies...ill just cover myself in garbage, boom! record!
Comment icon #11 Posted by ShadowSot 9 years ago
I like my coffee like I like my women: Covered in bees!

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