Have you ever dreamed that you were covered by thousands of insects? A very unpleasant nightmare, especially if they are biting ants or bees, and you are afraid that they are about to sink their stings into you. Such a spectacle can be seen in reality - in China, Shaoyang province. July 16th passed here bee luring championship, whose members merged in an embrace with buzzing friends. because bee is man's friend!
Bees and man go hand in hand for thousands of years, and the "herders" - herders who care for the swarms, over the years of work completely lose their fear of their charges. To such an extent that they are ready to compete: who will lure more bees onto their bodies, while remaining only in shorts. Similar competitions are held in our Far East, only with mosquitoes. It turns out that bees are not much more difficult to lure than mosquitoes: they fly to the extract of the scent of the queen bee.
How to measure the millions of bees landing on the competitors? No one is going to count crawling insects or stick on each tag with a number. They are measured in kilograms. The participants stand on the scales, and the bees stuck to them greatly increase the mass. The champion of this year's competition is a man named Wang Dalin. This brave beekeeper lured 26 kilograms of bees in an hour! This is about a quarter of a million individuals. Yes, you heard right! Even standing for an hour with such a burden is a serious test, and if you consider the risk, even more so.
And the risk is considerable. Participants of the competition cover their eyes with glasses, and their nostrils with special filter plugs, and for the entire time of enticing they cannot utter a single word: a curious bee will immediately crawl into its mouth. Surely readers who are not too familiar with bees are already lost in conjecture: why do dangerous insects not sting a person? First, they think he's their mom. Secondly, bees are, in essence, non-aggressive: they only bite those from whom a real threat comes.
However, the competitions in Shaoyang are not safe. Don't try this at home! You better prove your friendship bees and human eating honey.
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