Watch: A bee is born

Mesmerizing high-resolution time-lapse footage of how bees enter the world.

Here's more, from Anand Varma's TED talk, “A thrilling look at the first 21 days of a bee’s life.”

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  1. ugh says:

    Absolutely beautiful and rather disturbing (like everything else that exists).

  2. I'm with you. Simultaneously neat and horrifying.

  3. Yea, one thought that I often have that affects me the same way: If you think about it in sheer numbers, the insect wold is actually the normal one -- the big mammal perspective is by far the minority view. The trillions of pointy, hairy, alien-looking insects are the normal ones here on earth,

  4. I was kind of worried for them since they appear to have some kind of mite infestation.

  5. Yeah, it's Varroa. It's rather unavoidable. You can control them with chemicals but only in certain times of hive's lifecycle (eg. not before you harvest honey).

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