Bee beards. How do you get one of those? It’s something we’ve all been wondering.
The stunt was pioneered by the founder of commercial beekeeping, Petro Prokopovynch in the 19th century and has been repeated by daredevils around the world.
It’s a simple concept, but for the uninitiated it involves attracting a swarm of bees (around 10,000 of them) to settle on your chin and chest in the style of a large, bushy beard. But instead of hair (or, in the case of this poor guy on his stag do, pubic hair), there are stinging insects. What could possibly go wrong?
Here’s how to make your own bee beard, as detailed in trivia book Uncle John’s Perpetually Pleasing Bathroom Reader and republished on Neatorama. It’s best not to try this without a professional bee keeper present.