What began as a bit of fun and became a personal challenge for one man, She Ping, in China and approaching half a million bees. A large crowd gathered in Chongqing, southwest China this week to watch – from a distance of 20 meters, no less – as She Ping’s wife and five fellow beekeepers covered the 34-year-old in a ‘bee dress’ made of approximately 456,500 bees. It weighed a whopping 90-pounds or more. Continue reading for the news report and more information.

According to The Guardian, “The beekeeper said he was ‘hot, suffocating and nervous’ after his 40 minute ordeal and had been stung more than 20 times. His wife fears he will be badly hurt if he continues the stunts. But She added: ‘The only thought I had was to challenge and overcome myself.'”