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Emily Mueller posed with 20,000 bees for a maternity 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. (Photo: SWNS)

A mother covered herself in bees for a maternity photo shoot

Emily Mueller’s set to give birth to her fourth child, so she knows a thing or two about being pregnant. This time around, she’s taking more risks — like a “covering herself in 20,000 bees” kind of risk.

A full-time beekeeper who manages 24 hives containing about 1.2 million bees, Mueller said she’s been stung a whopping 350 times this year alone. However, that didn’t stop her from getting the perfect maternity photos with her favorite insects. To do this, she had honey bees settle on her stomach — and the outcome’s kind of crazy.

Despite being stung three times in the process, she admitted the 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.”

Click through above for the stinging stunning photo shoot.

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