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The Best Bee Beard Competition (6 pics)

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Do you remember that poutine-eating championship? And here is another Canadian competition and it's even crazier, because it's Bee Beard Competition in Ontario! Beebearding began in 1700s when beekeepers discovered they could create a beard of bees by tying the queen to a thread around the neck.
Beekeeper Melanie Kempers explained the beard process.

Every colony has one queen. They all recognize her by smell. We put her in a small plastic cage and tie it around the neck, and we take the bees from her colony. We put them onto newspaper, and then pour them into a pair of hands just below the queen. They smell her and walk up towards her. Once they smell her, they huddle around her, that’s what creates the certain look.


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Honey, you're bugging me
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№2 Author: DocMcCoy (17 Aug 2010 02:09) Total user comments: 6039


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How do they breath?
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No thank you!
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that looks insane
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