Woman wears live bees on her face to highlight issue of gradual extinction of the honey bees
A video has emerged of a woman allowing honey bees to sit in her face and blanket it in southern India. After the bees completely covers her face, a man, her husband, guides her as she walk along with two children, who revel in joy seeing her in the state.
One may mistake her and the kids to be crazy, but Kerala woman Jisha packs some solid logic behind her daredevil stunt. Jisha, who hails from Thiruvananthapuram district of the state, advocates the use of honey in daily life.
She states, “We consider honey as a preventive medicine which can be consumed by all. If we consume honey daily, our bones and teeth will become stronger. All should grow at least one honey bees yard in each houses.” She adds, the surplus syrup could be sold in the market, thus allowing some extra money. In order to walk the talk, she not only pulls off the dangerous stunt, but actually is an apiarist.
She says her family’s main income is from honey. The mother of two says, “There is no need to care for it daily. You have to spend time once in a week. If you have a single honey bees yard at home, you will get very good yield from your farm. Your coconut tree will give good yield.” Asked why she decided to advocate it, Jisha says honey bees are essential for the environment. The extinction of bees can have adverse effect.
But that is not the only thing that keeps her ticking. “I wish to enter the Guinness Book of World Records,” she says, adding, “But [I] don’t know how it works.” Urging others to follow her, she says, “There is no need to fear the little insects. Honey bees don’t attack unless they are provoked or feel they are under attack.”