Posts tagged "bees"

Canadians Compete For The Best Bee Beard, Nearly Give Me A Heart Attack

These brave Canadian beekeepers (awesome band name alert!) are competing in the annual Clovermead Bee Beard Competition, which is, well, exactly what it sounds like. How do they create their buzzing beards? The process is fairly simple, if not terrifying: they place a queen bee in a cage around their necks(!), and wait for their…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 20, 2013

Worst Nightmare: Couple Finds 80,000 Bees In The Wall Of Their Master Bedroom

OK, so no bee horror story can ever compare to the guy who had sex with a hornets’ nest and died, but this one might qualify as a distant runner-up. A couple in Utah recently bought a house, and every once in awhile thought they heard the sound of bees buzzing while they were eating…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 15, 2013

You’ve Got To Bee Kidding: “My Strange Addiction” Lady Stings Herself With Venom 15 Times A Day

There’s a love of natural medicine … and then there are the people who are so into natural medicine that they end up on TLC’s “My Strange Addiction.” Margaret, 53, is one of the latter. She’s been treating her arthritis with fresh-from-the-honeycomb honey bees, which she forces to sting her by holding them against her…

Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2013

4 Seriously Dumb Things I’ve Done Because I’m Scared Of Bees

I went to a wedding this weekend at a beautiful farm outside of Portland. When it came time to eat, we all took our plates outside to sit at picnic tables under a small grove of trees. The sun was out, a pleasant breeze was blowing, horses were frolicking in an adjacent field, and I…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 12, 2012

Bees Stay At Fancy Hotels For The Price Of Their Honey

What would entice you to stay at a hotel? Free breakfast? Fancy toiletries in the bathroom? A pool? Bees? That last one seems crazy, right? But at least two hotel chains have apiaries. Six Fairmont hotels have them, including the ones in Vancouver, Toronto, and Washington, D.C, and the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, N.C. keeps 40,000…

Catherine Strawn / April 28, 2010