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Cup of Joe: The Bee Queen

The latest Cup of Joe will probably make you uncomfortable. Unless you’re okay with bees. 

The latest Cup of Joe will probably make you uncomfortable. Unless you’re okay with bees. Not just a few, but thousands of bees.

Sara Mapelli calls herself an Energy Realignment Specialist. As part of her therapy, she performs a dance – with some 12,000 bees covering her topless body.

Think of it like ancient Chinese medicine. Mapelli uses the bees to re-synchronize the body’s electrical energy system. But it goes beyond that. She also uses her craft, to spread a message about the importance of a dwindling bee population.

Joe Donlon felt the energy - and the buzz of excitement. He takes you to a beekeeper’s backyard.

Learn more at Mapelli's website.