Via The Mirror:
Video shows the bizarre moment a beekeeper pulled down his trousers and sat his nude bottom on a bee hive to win a barmy bet (Scroll down for Video).
Aurel Braguta challenged pal Jamie Grainger to take a sit down on a swarm on a farm in rural Matamata – betting 1,000 New Zealand dollars (£555) he couldn’t take the pain.
Jamie was challenged to ‘sit for 30 seconds’ in the bees after his other colleague had failed to do the same thing moments earlier – barely lasting 19 seconds in the swarm.
Eye-watering footage shows the 27-year-old drop his trousers and plonking his behind into the angry hive on August 14.
Jamie Grainger, from Tauranga, New Zealand, said the experience was painful but still the “easiest money” he’d ever earned.
“Was it painful? Well, it was just as you can imagine,” he said.
“It wasn’t pleasant but it was certainly amusing. As you can imagine your a**e swells up.
“It was just a spur of the moment thing and he offered me a thousand bucks – I was like ‘well a thousand bucks, that sounds good’.
“When my partner Lauren found out we both had a bit of a laugh. And when she found out I’d got a thousand bucks she said to me – ‘well that could pay for the wedding’. She was just cracking up.
“One thousand bucks for 30 seconds is the easiest money I’ve ever earned.”
Jamie added that there was “no harm” in the stunt.
“Aurel makes bets on the spur of the moment. He once gave me 500 bucks to eat a slug,” said the beekeeper.
“Naturally when bees sting you they die. But it’s near the end of the season and a lot die off anyway.
“There is no harm in what we do – we care about the bees and the job is important to us.”
Dad-of-two Aurel was keen to stress that even though the video was a “laugh” it should not be tried at home.
Aurel said: “It was just for a bit of a laugh really,
“As a team we are prepared to do pretty much anything. It’s not insane or crazy at all, although he was quite badly stung when he got up.
“I suppose it’s a bit like the TV show ‘Fear Factor’. It’s about overcoming your fears and being brave.
“We were just having a bit of fun. It’s just a group of beekeepers having a laugh while at work. We’re a professional company doing what we do.
“But they sting, they always sting. I’ve worked in bees for years now and we get stung every day.
“You can never prevent being stung. It hurts every time and you don’t get used to it. You just learn to expect it.
“I challenged Shane to do a whole minute and he barely made 19 seconds. So I told Jamie he’d get 1,000 New Zealand dollars if he sat in the bees for just 30 seconds.
“I’ll admit it’s quite a lot of money. We always do weird challenges. We do all kinds of things – like eating slugs. Once we even ate pig’s testicles for a laugh.
“There are things they won’t do, though. Like, for example, we once challenged each other to eat a dead rat and the boys just said no.
“They’re a great team and we’re a professional company who work with bees on a daily basis.
“You shouldn’t do this if you’re not used to bees.”