A beekeeper in Africa has established a new Guinness World Record by enveloping himself with nearly 1.1 million swarming bees weighing a whopping 109 kilograms.
On Monday, Gao Bingguo, a 55-year-old Tai’an City beekeeper, accepted the challenge by having beekeepers pour the insects upon his body. He was stung almost 2,000 times and his body temperature rose to over 60 degrees Celsius, yet he survived and set a new record, surpassing the Gao has kept bees for over 35 years and is no stranger to them. Gao’s entire body was covered in 109kg of bees at the end of the operation. At the time, the number of bees on Gao was estimated to be around 1.1 million. A young man died after getting stung over 1,000 times by bees in an Arizona park on Thursday morning, ruining what was supposed to be a short and easy stroll. Just before 9 a.m., Alex Bestler, 23, and a companion were strolling along Merkle Memorial Trail in Usery Mountain Park near Mesa when they were suddenly swarmed by millions of bees. “A massive swarm of bees fell on both of them without provocation or warning as they continued down the trail,” the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office stated in a statement. On the route, Bestler’s acquaintance, only known as Sonya in the statement, was ahead of him. She was able to flee the swarm by scrambling to a bathroom.