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Beekeeper Poses for Bizarre Fashion Feat

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She Ping is covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in Chongqing, southwest China, on April 9, 2014.
She Ping is covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in Chongqing, southwest China, on April 9, 2014.AFP - Getty Images

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A Chinese beekeeper undertook a bizarre challenge Wednesday, standing still for 40 minutes as thousands of bees created a cloak covering his entire body.

She Ping, 34, was eventually covered in a suit of bees weighing an estimated 100 pounds. More than 460,000 bees were used in the feat, according to local media reports cited by Reuters and Agence France-Presse.

Image: Assistants use burning incense and cigarettes to drive away from the face of She during attempt to cover She's body with bees, in Chongqing municipality
Assistants use burning incense and cigarettes to drive bees away from the face of She Ping. He used queen bees to successfully attract thousands of bees.CHINA DAILY via Reuters

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