Man is covered with bees - level 3

Man is covered with bees - level 3

28-05-2015 15:00

For most of us, this is the stuff nightmares are made of – being covered head to toe with bees, 1.1 million bees!

A Chinese man set a new world record on Monday by covering himself with 109.05 kilograms of bees.

Gao Bingguo, a 55-year-old from the Shandong Province of China has been a beekeeper for over 30 years. He was helped by his fellow beekeepers who poured large balls of bees from hundreds of hives to his body. In order to attract even more bees, they attached a dozen queen bees as well.

In an hour, bees weighing 109 kilos had covered him, breaking the 83.5-kilo record set by another Chinese beekeeper, Zhang Wei.

According to experts, 10,000 bees weigh approximately one kilo, so it's estimated Gao’s body was covered by about 1.1 million bees. Not to be tried at home!

Difficult words: hive (a beehive; a box for bees), attract (to make something want to come up to you).


What do you think about this world record?

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