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A Hundred-Pound Suit of Bees

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On Wednesday, on a hill in China's Chongqing municipality, 34-year-old beekeeper She Ping covered himself in 460,000 bees weighing 45.65kg (100 pounds) in a publicity stunt to promote his honey sales. The bee suit fell well short of the record 135 lbs claimed by India's Vipin Seth, according to Guinness. Ping claims he was stung about 20 times during the 40-minute stunt. [12 photos]

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She Ping, a 34 year-old beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing municipality on April 9, 2014. Ping released more than 460,000 bees, using queen bees to attract them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighed 45.65kg (100 pounds) within 40 minutes. (AFP/Getty Images)
She Ping, a 34 year-old beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing municipality on April 9, 2014. Ping released more than 460,000 bees, using queen bees to attract them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighed 45.65kg (100 pounds) within 40 minutes. (AFP/Getty Images)
She Ping prepares to wear 460,000 bees on a hill in Chongqing on April 9, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images) #
Beekeeper She Ping is covered with a swarm of bees on April 9, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images) #
She Ping, standing in a shallow tub on a scale, has bees shaken loose beside his legs. (AFP/Getty Images) #
Assistants use burning incense and cigarettes to keep bees away from She Ping's face as his bee suit builds on April 9, 2014. (Reuters/China Daily) #
She Ping, nearly encased in a suit of bees, on April 9, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images) #
Assistants work to complete She Ping's bee suit on April 9, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images) #
She Ping, during an attempt to cover his body with bees, on April 9, 2014. (Reuters/China Daily) #
Beekeeper She Ping, completely covered in a hundred-pound swarm of bees, in Chongqing on April 9, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images) #
She Ping shakes off some of the 460,000 bees he was wearing, on April 9, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images) #
She Ping shakes off bees while walking away from the scale he had just been standing on. He used queen bees to successfully attract more than 460,000 bees, weighing over 45.65kg (100 lbs), within 40 minutes, local media reported. (Reuters/China Daily) #
The torso of She Ping, after wearing a bee suit, on April 9, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images) #

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