Thursday, April 30, 2009

Man covers himself with 60,000 Bees to be The Bee Man

Hou Dongming, 33, is a local beekeeper in Siping’s Pingxi County. His excursion into interaction with animals is the “bee-man shows” he puts on.

He learned the practice of bee keeping from his father Hou Wanfu, 60.first Dongming puts on a hat, black divers goggles, a pair of tightly sealed trousers, and then puts soft paper in his ears and nostrils.

His upper torso is naked and he wears a small cage tied around his neck in which is a queen bee.

Dongming sits still amid dozens of beehives while his father begins to drive bees to his son. The queen puts out pheromones that attract the males who swarm over Dongming’s body. Soon his body gets covered with 60,000 bees

Although he sometimes gets stung, he manages to escape serious injury. People who are allergic to bee stings can die from just a few and even those that aren’t allergic can die from a few hundred.

Almost anything could startle a swarm of bees into a stinging frenzy. A twitch or a shiver, a flash of light, or a loud noise might make the males think the queen is in danger and start them stinging.

He say's There are two parts to the trick of remaining unscathed while in the presence of animals; don’t make the animals nervous and know the animal.

1 comment:

  1. Male bees don't sting, and that's a fact. Swarms don't go into a stinging frenzy. This is neat but let's stay real.


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