Bees Are Much Calmer Than All This! is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 13.
Teams must become baristas and choose a traditional vending cart and travel to Praça da Sé and deliver it to a man named Indio to receive their next clue.
Teams must travel by taxi to the 19º Batalhão de Caçadores Military Base, where they will sign up for one of three departure times in the morning. Four teams will depart at 9:00 am, three teams will depart at 9:30 am, and four teams will depart at 9:45 am.
Teams must travel to Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco to find their next clue.
Choice A: Hard Way Up
Teams would have to emulated a religious ceremony by climbing the Escadaria do Passo on their hands and knees. At the top, teams were asked a question, "How many stairs have you climbed?". By giving the correct answer, 53, teams would receive their next clue. If they answered incorrectly, they had to climb the staircase again.
Only Andrew & Dan chose this task.
Choice B: Soft Way Down
Teams would have to go to the top of the Elevador Lacerda and climb down a 240 feet cargo net on a street below. Only three teams may go on a net in the same time. Once at the bottom, teams would receive their next clue.
First Place • Eliminated • Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg • Season winner • Season 2nd place • Season 3rd place • ► Used the Fast Forward • ⊂ Used the U-Turn • ⊃ Recipient of the U-Turn
- This episode's title is said by Anita, referring to the hectic nature of the race.
- Jace Lacob at Televisionary (09/26/2008): "An Advance Look at the TAR 13 Season Premiere"
- Tricia Olszewski at PopMatters (09/26/2008): "Reviewing Season 13 Premiere"
- Diana Steenbergen at IGN.com (09/29/2008): "Season 13 Premiere Recap"
- Maddie & Janet on Beyond Reality (09/29/2008): "Amazing Race 13 Premiere Recap"
|The Amazing Race 13 Episodes|
"Bees Are Much Calmer Than All This!" · "Do You Like American Candy?" · "Did You Push My Sports Bra Off the Ledge?" · "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?" · "Do It Like a Madman" · "Please Hold While I Singe My Skull" · "My Nose Is on Fire" · "I'm Like an Angry Cow" · "That Is Studly" · "You're Gonna Get Me Killed" · "You Look Like Peter Pan"