Beekeeper Lets Thousands Of Bees Cover His Entire Head
A beekeeper says he and his bees have such a good friendship that they don't sting him, and he proves this point by allowing up to 60,000 of them to completely cover his head. He's even won a Guinness World Record for his efforts, which you can watch below:
The 24-year-old, who goes by the name Nature M.S., says the bees are his best pals, so they don't regard him as a threat, meaning they don't sting him.
His impressive party trick has even earned himself a place in the Guinness World Records, where he holds the title for the longest time for a person to have their head fully covered in bees - it's 4 hours, 10 minutes and five seconds, by the way.
Nature, from Kerala in India, has always had an affinity with bees, letting them crawl about his face since he was just seven years old.
Even on the odd occasion he does get stung, Nature says it's his own fault - well, I can't say I disagree. He says that without 'any fault of mine, a bee would never sting me at all'.
Nature was first introduced to bees by his beekeeper dad Sajayakumar, who has won awards for his keeping and honey.
In fact, his dad seems to be just as keen on bees, even going so far as to name his other son - Nature's brother - Nectar.
Nature says he first found himself covered with bees when he picked up a queen.
He said: "Soon a swarm of buzzing insects crowded around as they covered my arm within 15 minutes.
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"They were on my hand in search of the queen and to protect it. The next day I tried a similar stunt with the queen on my head and within moments my entire head and face got covered."
While that sounds like pure nightmare fuel to me, it was no biggie for our pal Nature.
He explained: "My father's advice always comes to my mind and eliminates any nervousness or fear.
"My father always advised me to be calm with the bees and treat them like a friend. He also asked me to take deep breaths and never lose patience or give in to fear.
"Initially it was not that easy, but I never felt awkward ever, in fact, I felt awesome.
"There was no problem with them on my face at all and I could see everything, I even did a little walk and a dance.
"Right since the very first experience, I got attached with the honeybees. Even before I learnt the fact that honeybee stings are dangerous, I had developed a special bond with them."
Nature and his dad campaign about bee protection and stress the importance of bee keeping.
He added: "People are often scared about bees because they sting.
"Honeybees are the key insects in society, it is our duty to protect them. Without honeybees, the earth could not sustain us all."
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