A Chinese beekeeper has broken the world record for the greatest weight of bees worn on the body.

She Ping, 34, used queen bees to successfully attract more than 460,000 drones, weighing over 45 kg (99 lbs).

Assistants use incense and cigarettes to drive bees away from She Ping's face
Assistants use incense and cigarettes to drive bees away from She Ping's faceReuters
She Ping is almost entirely covered in bees
She Ping is almost entirely covered in beesReuters
She Ping shakes off the insects after covering himself with more than 460,000 bees, weighing over 45 kg (99 lbs), and setting a world record
She Ping shakes off the insects after covering himself with more than 460,000 bees, weighing over 45 kg (99 lbs), and setting a world recordReuters

 She Ping, from Chongqing, previously set a world record in April 2012 by covering his body with 33.1kg of bees (about 331,000 of them)

She Ping previously set a world record in April 2012 by covering his body with 33.1 kilograms of bees (about 331,000 of them)
She Ping previously set a world record in April 2012 by covering his body with 33.1 kilograms of bees (about 331,000 of them)Reuters
She Ping at the end of his 2012 record-setting bee-bearding event
She Ping at the end of his 2012 record-setting bee-bearding eventAFP

The practice of covering oneself in bees is known as 'bee bearding'. Honey bees are attracted to queen bees worn in small cages attached to the body.

in 2011, two Chinese beekeepers went head to head in a bee-bearding contest. Lv Kongjiang, 20, ended up with 22.9 kg (50lbs) of bees on his body...
in 2011, two Chinese beekeepers went head to head in a bee-bearding contest. Lv Kongjiang, 20, ended up with 22.9 kg (50lbs) of bees on his body...Reuters
...but Wang Dalin, 42, won the competition after attracting 26 kg (57lbs) of bees
...but Wang Dalin, 42, won the competition after attracting 26 kg (57lbs) of beesReuters