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    Performance Artist Covers Herself In 12,000 Honey Bees

    Barcroft TV

    by Barcroft TV

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    BEE dancer Sara Mapelli gyrates gracefully while covered in THOUSANDS of honey-bees. The artist began dancing with bees in 2001 as an art performance sporting a "bee-blouse" made of 12,000 bees. The 44-year-old has been stung multiple times while dancing, but thinks of it as a type of healing. Using a special pheromone oil that is equivalent to the scent of 100 queen bees, Sara lures the insects onto her bare skin for about two hours at a time.

    Credit: Sara Mapelli
    Producer: Liam Miller
    Editor: Ian Phillips.