bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Bee body

Philip McCabe, head of the Irish Beekeepers Association is trying to set a record for the number of bees on his body -- half a million. The current record is 350,0o0 bees, according to the Guinness Book of Records. He is going to cover himself in honey (and presumably queen pheromone). He is raising money (€100,000, he hopes) for two charities: Bothar and Bees for Development.

UPDATE: Mr McCabe failed in his attempt today. He only managed 200,000 bees and wasn't stung until the end when he received, and I quote, “seven prods”. Non-Irish readers might also like to know that in Ireland, Protestants are known as “Prods”, so I'm not sure if there is a hidden message there.

Here's a great picture.


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