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Pictures Associated With Philip McCabe's Bee Beard Attempt of 2005

  Galtee Bee Breeding Group logo, Originated by Jacob Kahn

The links above left, give information about the record attempt, but many more pictures were provided than could be sensibly spliced into those pages. This page is a collection of the pictures along with brief notes about their subject.

Pheromone lures, Photo... ?? <~   The pheromone lures were taped on top of sticking plaster that was applied to Philip's chest



Philip's torso after the chute was removed, Photo... ??
Philip's torso after the chute was removed   ~>
Foreshortened view of the chute, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda <~   Foreshortened view of the chute



Water being sprayed to calm the bees, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
Water being sprayed to calm the bees   ~>
Coaxing the bees towards Philip's body, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda <~   Coaxing the bees towards Philip's body



Still some gaps in coverage, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
Still some gaps in coverage   ~>
The loading chute, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda <~   The loading chute



Just before the face mask was removed, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
Just before the face mask was removed   ~>
The team talk before the action, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda <~   The team talk before the action



Removing the feeders from the shaken bees, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
Removing the feeders from the shaken bees   ~>
Some of the prepared nucs, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda <~   Some of the prepared nucs



Rear view of the proceedings, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
Rear view of the proceedings   ~>
Some of the preparations were in the dark, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda <~   Some of the preparations were in the dark



Sorting out the base for the scales, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
Sorting out the base for the scales   ~>
Waiting for the bees to walk up Philip's legs, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda <~   Waiting for the bees to walk up Philip's legs



One of the nucs all strapped up and ready, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
One of the nucs all strapped up and ready   ~>
Heaping the bees for the legs, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda <~   Heaping the bees for the legs



Looking for leaks, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
Looking for leaks   ~>
Heaping the bees for the legs, another view, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda <~   Heaping the bees for the legs, another view,



A huge amount of bees concentrated in the sheet, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
A huge amount of bees concentrated in the sheet   ~>
Early morning, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda <~   Early morning,



Levelling the platform, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
Levelling the platform   ~>
Goose wing used for face clearing, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda <~   Goose wing used for face clearing,



Assembling the platform, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
Assembling the platform   ~>

The crew assembles and the chute is made, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda

The crew assembles and the chute is made

Another view of the goose wing, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda <~   Another view of the goose wing,



Making the chute, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
Making the chute   ~>
Just after the chute has been removed, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda <~   Just after the chute has been removed,



The kit is gathered together, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
The kit is gathered together   ~>
Another view after the chute has been removed, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda <~   Another view after the chute has been removed,



The kit ready for transport, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
The kit ready for transport   ~>
Chute being removed, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda <~   Chute being removed,



Early morning work detail, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
Early morning work detail   ~>

Many photographers recorded the event, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda

Many photographers recorded the event

The mantle starts to form, While reporting for radio, Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda <~   The mantle starts to form, While reporting for radio,



Philip being interviewed while 'on the job', Photo... Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
Philip being interviewed while 'on the job'   ~>
A touch of water mist and the job is done, Photo... Jim Power Another view of the finished job, Photo... John Summerville Oblique view, Photo... John Summerville
A touch of water mist and the job is done Another view of the finished job Oblique view

The photographer is not identified in some of the pictures (or may be identified wrongly), this is simply due to some of the information becoming detached from the pictures themselves, if you were the photographer concerned, please let me know by Email and I will update the details. Similarly, please Email if you can add information to any of the captions.

More pictures will be added in future as they are collated.

Originated... 20 July 2005, Additions... 19, 20 August 2005,
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