It is not a secret that bearded men are the new trend. But this man is certainly pushing the limit for getting a unique look, a one of a kind honey bee beard.
Mohamed Hagras stands bare-chested while dozens of honeybees congregate around his face and body, eventually forming what he calls the “Beard of Bees.” He has a box housing their queen’s hormones strapped to his chin, in order to attract the insects.
The 31-year-old engineer, later turned in beekeeper, has been doing this for years at beekeeping events as an effort to educate Egyptians on the usefulness of bees. “The goal is to show that bees are not aggressive, one the contrary, they are helpful and produce things that help humans and agriculture,” he told.
Hagras extracts hormones from queen bees after they die and uses them to attract bees from the same hive to perform his show.
He uses the Beard of Bees at contests and exhibitions where people try to break world records. The current holder is a Chinese beekeeper who in 2015 covered his entire body with over a million bees, a combined weight of almost 110 kg.