The Human Bee Queen Dancing with 12,000 of her Subjects on her Body

The self-identified Bee Queen, Sara Mapelli of Portland, Oregon, is shown in this 2012 video dancing with 12,000 honey bees all over her body. She says she is a “healer, dancer, artist, builder of structures and bee keeper” and that she thinks of her dance as a “duet among many.” She furthers, “The bees push with their powerful wings from each side of my body, I resist and then I let go and flow and move with them. It is a deep meditation and I feel the hive mind surround me, hold me, and expand my body on a cellular level.” Footage from this video is in featured in the film, Queen of the Sun.

A video on how she removed all those bees after the dance:

Once the bees are on the ground they fly up to meet their Queen.

via Nothing to do with Arbroath