Beekeeper wears endangered species as beard to bring awareness

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Beekeeper wears endangered species as beard to bring awareness

From goatees to mutton chops, men’s grooming has made statements throughout history.

In Egypt, a man’s beard of bees has people buzzing. But the black and yellow insects are more than just an accessory.

CCTV’s Adel El Mahrouky reports.

Beekeeper wears endangered species as beard to bring awareness

From goatees to mutton chops, men's grooming has made statements throughout history. In Egypt, a man's beard of bees has people buzzing. But the black and yellow insects are more than just an accessory. CCTV's Adel El Mahrouky reports.

When Mohamed Hagras was a baby, his father started this beekeeping business. Mohamed grew up among bees, learning about them and the important role they play in food security.

The extraction and packaging of honey may be the most well-known aspect of beekeeping. But many industries depend on bees.

Although he tried to approach authorities, Mohamed said no one was interested. He needed an out the box idea. And he found it – literally in one of these boxes.

The trick is to capture the queen of the bees so that the entire hive would know she’s missing and once Mohamed puts it with a string on his chin, he approaches the hive, and the bees can smell their queen and quickly they go to surround her.

The fascinating sight is spreading around the world. Mohamed has succeeded in getting the media’s attention – now he hopes Egyptian authorities will respond and do something to ensure the survival of these precious insects.