February 2, 2023

Irishman fails in bee record bid
Philip McCabe
Mr McCabe was 150,000 bees short of the 1998 California record
An Irish beekeeper has failed to take the world record for attracting the most bees onto his body after managing a 200,000-strong ‘bee beard’.
Wearing little more than underpants and goggles, Philip McCabe, 59, failed to top the 1998 record set in the US of 87.5lb (40kg), or 350,000 bees.
After two hours on scales, he was forced to give up because of numb feet.
“The bees we have in Ireland, this native black bee, is different than the one that holds the record,” he said.
BBC NEWS | Europe | Irishman fails in bee record bid

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