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First 21 Days Of Bee’s Life Revealed In Hypnotizing 60-Second Timelapse
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Animals, Nature7 years ago

First 21 Days Of Bee’s Life Revealed In Hypnotizing 60-Second Timelapse

The first 21 days of a bee’s life are captured in this inspiring video by photographer Anand Varma. Bees pollinate 1/3 of the world’s food crop but are being threatened by the Varroa destructor mite; Varma was hired to document the process. While scientists have succeeded in breeding a mite-resistant bee, it lacks other desirable traits such as gentleness and the ability to store honey. More details are explained in the Ted Talk below. (More info: varmaphoto h/t: thisiscolossal)

A TED Talk explaining the video:

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ChloeClik
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7 years ago

Absolutely incredible! I've never seen anything like it, this is amazing. Congratulations!

GeorginaBurns
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7 years ago

Fascinating. We must do every thing in our power to save the bees, without them we are dead!

BrianSieb
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7 years ago

what were the little mite like insects on top of larvae?

JoanneJones
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7 years ago

Unfortunately that is the Varroa mite. It is only found in a honey bee colony and bee keepers are constantly trying to get rid of it.

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ChloeClik
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7 years ago

Absolutely incredible! I've never seen anything like it, this is amazing. Congratulations!

GeorginaBurns
Community Member
7 years ago

Fascinating. We must do every thing in our power to save the bees, without them we are dead!

BrianSieb
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7 years ago

what were the little mite like insects on top of larvae?

JoanneJones
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7 years ago

Unfortunately that is the Varroa mite. It is only found in a honey bee colony and bee keepers are constantly trying to get rid of it.

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