An Egyptian man has found an unusual method to make people understand that bees shouldn’t be regarded as some sort of dangerous insects. Mohamed Hagras, a 31-year-old engineer, came up with a great idea to grow a beard.
More precisely, the man strapped to his chin a small box containing the hormones of a queen. Therefore, the bees were attracted by the queen’s hormones and piled up on the man’s chin forming the already famous Beard of Bees.
Hagras confessed that he was inspired by a Canadian model, who displayed a “Bikini of Bees” a few years ago at an event aimed to raise awareness about the bees’ situation across the world. The engineer tries to do the same thing with his beard.
He hopes that Egyptians will understand that bees shouldn’t be regarded as aggressive insects. Hagras has a farm in Shibin El Kom where he takes care of many beehives. He says that honeybees are very important because they produce not just honey, but they also help the agriculture.
Whenever a queen bee dies, the engineer extracts hormones, which he uses to make the bees from the same hive to think that he is the queen. By using the same method, Hagras forms new hives to extend his farm.
Hagras uses the beard at exhibitions and contests not to break records, but to make people understand that these insects are inoffensive if we know how to treat them. The world record is held by a beekeeper from China who covered his body last year with more than one million bees, which meant roughly 242 lb or 110 kg.
The engineer says that bees are not important just for their pollen and honey as they also have medicinal purposes. He confesses that many locals come to the farm for bee sting therapies because they are known to cure a broad range of conditions.
Einstein once said that without bees, the world would starve in a few years. Specialists underline that these insects are the top pollinators as they provide 80 percent of the entire food source produced by crops.
Unfortunately, the total bee population has substantially decreased over the past few decades due to the spread of insecticides.
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