Man sports 'beard of bees' to prove a point

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BY: Shannon McDonald, Buzz60

A 31-year-old Egyptian engineer turned beekeeper is now sporting a "beard of bees" to prove that they are not a flying threat.

Mohamed Hagras aims to prove that these insects are "not aggressive" and have many purposes, from medicine to agriculture.

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Mohamed Hagras, 31, performs the "Beard of Bee" before the upcoming Egyptian Agricultural Carnival of Beekeeping in his farm at Shebin El Kom city in the province of Al- Al-Monofyia, northeast of Cairo, Egypt November 30, 2016. Picture taken November 30, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Mohamed Hagras, 31, looks on as he performs the "Beard of Bee" before the upcoming Egyptian Agricultural Carnival of Beekeeping in his farm at Shebin El Kom city in the province of Al- Al-Monofyia, northeast of Cairo, Egypt November 30, 2016. Picture taken November 30, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Mohamed Hagras, 31, performs the "Beard of Bee" before the upcoming Egyptian Agricultural Carnival of Beekeeping in his farm at Shebin El Kom city in the province of Al- Al-Monofyia, northeast of Cairo, Egypt November 30, 2016. Picture taken November 30, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Mohamed Hagras, 31, smiles as he performs the "Beard of Bee" before the upcoming Egyptian Agricultural Carnival of Beekeeping in his farm at Shebin El Kom city in the province of Al- Al-Monofyia, northeast of Cairo, Egypt November 30, 2016. Picture taken November 30, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Mohamed Hagras, 31, performs the "Beard of Bee" before the upcoming Egyptian Agricultural Carnival of Beekeeping in his farm at Shebin El Kom city in the province of Al- Al-Monofyia, northeast of Cairo, Egypt November 30, 2016. Picture taken November 30, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Mohamed Hagras, 31, uses hormones of queen bees at his performance of the "Beard of Bee" before the upcoming Egyptian Agricultural Carnival of Beekeeping in his farm at Shebin El Kom city in the province of Al- Al-Monofyia, northeast of Cairo, Egypt November 30, 2016. Picture taken November 30, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Mohamed Hagras, 31, performs the "Beard of Bee" before the upcoming Egyptian Agricultural Carnival of Beekeeping in his farm at Shebin El Kom city in the province of Al- Al-Monofyia, northeast of Cairo, Egypt November 30, 2016. Picture taken November 30, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Mohamed Hagras, 31, performs the "Beard of Bee" before the upcoming Egyptian Agricultural Carnival of Beekeeping in his farm at Shebin El Kom city in the province of Al- Al-Monofyia, northeast of Cairo, Egypt November 30, 2016. Picture taken November 30, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Hagras built the beard by extracting hormones from queen bees after they die. He then put the hormones in a box that straps to his chin, attracting dozens of bees from that hive to flock to his face.

This is a technique Hagras said he uses to form new hives too.

Hagras shows off his beard at contests and exhibitions with other folks who are also looking to bees to help them set world records.

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