A 24-year-old beekeeper from India is making headlines all over the world over the fact that he allows over 60,000 bees to cover his face.
Spending an incredible 4 hours 10 minutes and 5 seconds with his head covered in bees, Nature M S from Kerala, India attempted this record to raise awareness of the importance of honey bees and apiculture 🐝
Posted by Guinness World Records on Saturday, 14 July 2018
If you are wondering why and how come he allows the bees to cover his face, the man says the bees are like his best friends.
Nature M.S., the 24-year-old beekeeper, says that bees are not a threat.
Nature says he has been keeping bees on his face since he was just 7 years old so he could impress his childhood friends.
The 24-year-old man hails from Kerala, a southern state in India.
If that is not impressing, wait for some more.
Nature is also the holder of the Guinness World Record for the longest time with his head fully covered in bees.
Official numbers suggest that he allowed bees to cover his face for 4 hours, 10 minutes and 5 seconds.
Well, I’m out.
A single bee sting could end up catastrophic, imagine if all those 60,000 bees stung him altogether.
However, Nature does not worry about the risks and said that he is to blame for any stings in case something bad happens.
When asked who introduced him to bees, Nature said that Sajayakumar, his father, allowed him to enter the world of beekeeping and honey-making.
Sajayakumar is an award-winning beekeeper and a honey maker in Kerala himself.
Nature, who has a brother named Nectar, said his first experience of being covered by bees was when he placed a queen on his hand.
Recalling the incident, he said:
Soon a swarm of buzzing insects crowded around as they covered my arm within 15 minutes. They were on my hand in search of the queen and to protect it. The next day I tried a similar stunt with the queen on my head and within moments my entire head and face got covered. My father’s advice always comes to my mind and eliminates any nervousness or fear. My father always advised me to be calm with the bees and treat them like a friend. He also asked me to take deep breaths and never lose patience or give in to fear. Initially it was not that easy, but I never felt awkward ever, in fact, I felt awesome. There was no problem with them on my face at all and I could see everything, I even did a little walk and a dance. Right since the very first experience, I got attached with the honeybees. Even before I learnt the fact that honeybee stings are dangerous, I had developed a special bond with them.
When asked if he has been stung by bees, he said yes, however, every time it happens, it is his fault and not the fault of the animals.
Without any fault of mine a bee would never sting me at all.
His affection towards bees has led him to continue his studies in apiculture.
Nature is currently studying for a master’s degree at a major college in Bangalore, India.
Nature says he wants to pursue a doctorate in this field so that he could learn more about them.
Honey is the favourite and the sweetest thing in the world for humans, everyone loves to have honey. Bees are my best friends and I wished others too can love my friends as I do. I and my father started campaigning about bee protection and the importance of beekeeping. People are often scared about bees because they sting. Honeybees are the key insects in society, it is our duty to protect them. Without honeybees, the earth could not sustain us all.
Hard work and dedication that is Nature, well-done brother.