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Bee beard competitors fight it out
16 August 2010
Last updated at 12:10
Ever fancied covering yourself in thousands of honey bees? Then maybe you should join these folks battling it out at a bee beard competition in Canada.
Tibor Szabo is just one of those brave enough to cover himself in thousands of honey bees at the Clovermead Bees & Honey, Bee Beard Competition in Aylmer, Ontario, Canada. He won the competition.
Albert de Vries from St Thomas, Ontario, takes a stroll while covered with over 5 lbs of honey bees. Competitors place the queen bee in a cage on their chin and the worker bees are attracted by the scent given off.
And it seems that those in the crowd aren't shy about getting involved as Sue Lees from Hamilton, Ontario, proves.
Tibor Szabo reaches his arm around fellow competitor Christy Hiemstra. The beard is 'grown' by placing a queen bee in a small cage underneath the chin, which attracts the worker bees.
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