Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

First 21 Days Of Bee’s Life Revealed In Hypnotizing 60-Second Timelapse
164points
User submission
75.6K
441.9K
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:

442Kviews

Share on Facebook
Popular on Bored Panda
Start the discussion
ChloeClik
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

GeorginaBurns
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

BrianSieb
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

JoanneJones
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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.

Load More Replies...
JerryBlackwell
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This video should have a caption to specify Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, etc..

CristinaErhan
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Extraordinary!!!!! That's the miracle of life!!!! Outstanding!!!!

DannySmith
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! Amazing! Our God is sure creative!

TeaBerries
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A less than enthusiastic applause at the end...

CriisLeonel
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Im afraid of bees :P, check my site: http://tepegaste.com

SueMacpherson
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nasty varroa vampires. Wish the bees could eat them!

TomasGonzalez
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

U can see them mite things crawling around in there with them too.

MarkFlower
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Interesting about the breeding bees

ChloeClik
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

GeorginaBurns
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

BrianSieb
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

JoanneJones
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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.

Load More Replies...
JerryBlackwell
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This video should have a caption to specify Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, etc..

CristinaErhan
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Extraordinary!!!!! That's the miracle of life!!!! Outstanding!!!!

DannySmith
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! Amazing! Our God is sure creative!

TeaBerries
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A less than enthusiastic applause at the end...

CriisLeonel
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Im afraid of bees :P, check my site: http://tepegaste.com

SueMacpherson
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nasty varroa vampires. Wish the bees could eat them!

TomasGonzalez
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

U can see them mite things crawling around in there with them too.

MarkFlower
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Interesting about the breeding bees

Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda