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Emily Mueller’s 20,000 bee photoshoot

“I had been called to a swarm removal that morning so I fed those bees sugar to make sure they would be content and gentle enough to work with,” says Mueller.
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Mum's surreal bee maternity shoot is the most hair-raising pregnancy celebration you've seen

The world isn’t short of beautiful, bizarre and downright surreal pregnancy and postpartum photo shoots.

But 33-year-old mum-of-three Emily Mueller’s tops them all for featuring 20,000 bees.

A full-time beekeeper who keeps 24 hives containing around 1.2 millions bees, Mueller says she’s been stung a whopping 350 times this year alone – but this didn’t stop her getting the honey bees to settle on her stomach in celebration of her fourth pregnancy.

Despite being stung three times in the process, she says the end result was worth it.

“A lot of people think I’m insane but I’m so comfortable with bees so it was never something I had anxiety about,” she said.

“I wore a dress that was long and covered my stomach and legs so the bees would be on the outside of my body as a precautionary measure, but I knew it was safe.”

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