- I had an idea for doing something rather
crazy... Whenever The Weather Network wants someone to go out
and film something wild, dangerous or just plain bizarre, usually
Mark Robinson and I get the call, so it didn't take much convincing
to get the OK for us to go to Clovermead Farm to
interview them about how the weather affects their bee colonies...
Oh and to cover ourselves in them!!
- Wearing a beard of bees was once a
way for honey producers to get attention so people would buy
their wares. The tradition continues today, and Clovermead actually
has an annual beard of bees competition.The bees are quite docile,
well fed, and happy. The beekeepers hug a queen bee around our
necks, then started emptying the hives, pouring thousands upon
thousands of bees onto us. They used smoke to steer the bees
upwards, onto our faces. It tickled a lot, and the buzzing was
- The trick is to remain calm, and don't
freak out! I had them completely covering my face!
- We weighed ourselves before and after
and we had about 2 1/5 lbs of bees on us. In total, Mark was
stung only once, I took 3 stings in total, mostly when removing