Chinese man gains world record for longest time being covered in bees – and they didn't even sting him

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Did he come out in hives? Chinese man gains world record for longest time being covered in bees ¿ and he didn't even get stung

Ruan Liangming's record of 53 minutes and 34 seconds in Yichun city in China's Jiangxi province was witnessed and authorized by a Guinness certification officer. It's not just longevity he excels at when it comes to bees. He recently became the record holder for carrying the most bees by weight. He managed to carry a suit of 62.1 kilograms (136 pounds) of bees, according to a Guinness World Records video.

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To bee or not to bee: Ruan Liangming during his world-record breaking feat

What a buzz: Mr Liangming spent a record 53 minutes and 34 seconds covered in bees

Ruan Liangming


Winging it: Liangming was covered by approximately 100,000 bees during his amazing endurance test


The beekeeper said: 
‘I love bees and they love me.  Although they call me Bee Beard I am rarely stung by my flying friends. 
‘As long as you keep still and don't agitate the bees then all will be well.  They are most gentle creatures really and extremely clever.  They are sensitive to movement so I just keep as still as possible and they like to settle on me. 
‘I love bees.  They are my life.’


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