-- Wearing only his underpants, Gao Bingguo set a new Guinness World Record after he covered himself with almost 1.1 million bees, collectively weighing 240 pounds.
Bingguo was stung more than 2,000 times and his body temperature rose to a burning 140 degrees at one point.
Fellow beekeepers started by first placing a number of queen bees on his body to help attract worker bees. Boxes of bees were later dumped at his feet in increasingly large numbers as the bees crawled on his entire body -- except his mouth.
Binguo smoked a cigarette to prevent the bees from swarming his lips.
Bingguo beat the previous world for the heaviest coat of bees on the body, which was set at about 188 pounds.
The 55-year-old man has kept bees for over 35 years.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.