The 16-year-old modelled a ‘beard’ of bees at Quince Honey Farm in Devon, achieving her look by placing the Queen Bee on her face and waiting for a swarm to follow.
She escaped without a single sting after the stunt, which raised £400 towards a charity trip to Africa. Nellie, from South Molton in Devon, said: ‘It felt like they were everywhere.’
The £390 she raised from sponsors will help to underwrite her trip to Uganda, where she plans to do voluntary work in an orphanage.
Nellie said: 'It was a bit scary having all the bees on me, but it was worth it because it's for such a good cause.'
The plucky teenager endured a faceful of the buzzing creatures for seven minutes, remaining as quiet and still as possible to avoid being stung.