I'm mildly creeped out by the idea, but two different bee beard events have been brought to my attention recently. So why be creeped out alone?
The first came from my friend Mike (Hi Mike!): In China, beards are not enough, apparently.
The First Post.
The second is bee blogger Barbara's personal experience at an annual event held at Clovermead (a place I very much want to visit now, with a very nicely done website!). FYI: they use petroleum jelly (Vaseline) to create a barrier -- the bees won't walk over it so that's how they keep the bees off of people's faces.
Would you ever participate in a bee bearding contest?