This 60 Second Timelapse Revealing The First 21 Days Of A Bee’s Life Is Hypnotising

 

Photographer Anand Varma captures the first three weeks of a bee's life in this enthralling 60 second time lapse video, below. Bees are responsible for pollinating a third of the world's food crops, yet our favorite honey-bearing insects are currently being threatened by the Varroa mite, leading scientists to scramble to find a solution, such as breeding a mite-resistant bee. So far, the only mite-resistant bees that they've been able to breed have lacked important characteristics, like the honey bee's natural gentleness, and, importantly, the ability to store honey. If you want to learn more about the bee's plight, check out the Ted Talk video posted below!

 

 

 

 

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