USDA Zone 7a - elevation 148 feet
Not something I would do, but beeks have been sporting bee beards for a very long time. What does he have tied around his chin? I've never seen that before. A queen lure perhaps? Or some type of a sting-proof shield?
Queen cage with lure in it.
"My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"
Its one of my bucket list things. I want my picture with a bee beard but it is a fairly involved process and would require willing assistants.
Here is the fellow I buy my bees from. He has a presentation every year at the Canadian National Exhibition. Here he has a very full beard indeed!