Chinese Man Wore Heaviest Mantle of Bees Ever Recorded
This event took place six years ago in January 2016. The video is in the news again and 7+ million people have watched it.
There is a remarkable 'force of nature' feeling as the bees all land on this man, and we can see what is possible when humans and bees are on the same wavelength.
This 3:21-minute video by Guinness World Records is called Heaviest Mantle of Bees:
The man is Ruan Liangming from Fengxin, China. This feat earned him a place in the Guinness World Records (GWR) for tolerating around 637,000 honeybees all over his body. This was referred to in the competition as "heaviest mantle of bees." The mantle weighed 63.7 KG.
He was previously known for doing daring and relatively dangerous bee bearding with bees. Bee Bearding is a Chinese carnival act from the 19th Century. A queen bee is placed on the person's body, and then the entire hive comes to her.
In this instance, it was many more bees than one hive, which can hold as many as 60,000 to 80,000 bees. According to the video, Liangming used 60 queen bees to attract hundreds of thousands of hive mates.
The Guinness World Records recently revived this video and shared it on social media, so we are bringing it to you again.
Liangming told the media that he was a beekeeper for over 20 years, so he became immune to being stung with bee venom. His only problem after this nerve-wracking event was that his feet were tired and itchy.
Several thoughts come to mind. "Mind over matter" definitely applies to this situation. It also reminds us that all things are possible with discipline, focus, and a lack of fear.
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