Indian man sets world record after wearing 60,000 bees on his face for four hours

Staff writer

A 22-year-old man from south India has set a new Guinness World Record after holding 60,000 bees on his face for 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Video of his record, set on October 18, shows off his incredible self-control as the stinging insects swarm over him, until he clears the record and they are scraped away by his assistants.

The 'Bee Man' known by his original name Nature, was introduced to a bee-farm at the age of seven by his father, an award-winning beekeeper.

On how he became the Bee Man, Nature says: "Since I was a child I used to visit the honeybee farm with my dad, and one day he asked me to hold bees in my hand, that is when I started showing an interest in these tiny insects. After a month, he asked me if I could put a bee on my face and that's how the journey began."

Watch him set the record in the video above.