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China holds bee-wearing contest

Posted on Monday, 18 July, 2011 | Comment icon 5 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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Fearless bee keepers attempted to attract the most bees on to their own bodies using a queen as a lure.

The competitors stood on a set of scales to allow the judges to weigh how many bees they had attracted. Some ended up totally engulfed in a buzzing mass of bees, the winner managed to attract 26kg of bees in the space of 60 minutes.

"Beekeeper Li Kongjiang, 20, stands with bees covering his body on a weighing scale during a "bee-attracting" competition against fellow beekeeper Wang Dalin in Shaoyang, Hunan province July 16, 2011."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Eldorado on 17 July, 2011, 15:03
When I see folks doing that, I sometimes hope they get stung and start running about screaming.... but all their buddies are doing their best impression of Usain Bolt. Is it just me?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Cryptozological Mascot on 18 July, 2011, 20:57
What's all the buzz about? Wakka wakka...
Comment icon #3 Posted by Anvil on 18 July, 2011, 23:20
Ooh god no ..
Comment icon #4 Posted by xXHellkittiesXx on 19 July, 2011, 0:52
I want a bee tuxedo.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Robert1 on 19 July, 2011, 16:22
I wonder how many times they were stung during this contest.

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