A Canadian beekeeper performed a record-breaking stunt and set a Guinness World Record by literally wearing a “beard” of live bees for more than an hour. He should of waited until tomorrow since it’s World Beard Day. Juan Carlos Noguez Ortiz let hundreds of thousands of bees rest on his face for 61 minutes on Wednesday at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto. It was a record-breaking performance to promote the release of the horror film Blood Honey. The film tweeted out “Well done Juan! Over an hour having full head covered in bees for the Guinness World Record attempt.” Ortiz is an employee at Dickey Bee Honey Farm in Cookstown, which is where all the bees came from for the skin crawling stunt. Master bee keeper, Peter Dickey said, “We brought 100,000 bees with us, so there are more bees with us today than ever. But we brought the gentle ones so that is very important when we are doing bearding.” Ortiz had only practiced the stunt twice before, but wanted to show that bees aren’t quite as terrifying as they might appear in the film he was promoting. “I wanted to show people that they don’t have to be scared of the bees,” he said.
— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) August 30, 2017
— Blood Honey (@BloodHoneyMovie) August 30, 2017
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