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Thursday, October 22, 2009

OMSI's Bee Beard Contest!

Posted by Alison Hallett on Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 1:10 PM


October 31
11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.

Enter to Win!

Are you brave enough to wear a colony of 5,000 honeybees… on your face?!

Test your courage and enter for your chance to wear a Beard of Bees.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will happen on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

To volunteer to wear a beard of bees, please email your name, phone number, and email address to Three volunteers will be selected to participate. Winners will be selected Oct. 28 and must be available for the event on Oct. 31 between 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Winners will be pre-screened, must be willing to sign a waiver, and must not have previous bee allergies. (Two alternates will be selected as back-up in the event one of the original volunteers is not eligible.)

There are more details, including an explanation of how bee beards work, on the OMSI website.

Via Right Brain Resources, who sum up my feelings about the bee beard nicely: "To answer their question 'are you brave enough to wear a colony of 5,000 honeybees on your face.' F-NO! I get freaked out just walking by lavender bush."

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