Bee beard competitors fight it out
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- 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.