Incredible timelapse of the first 21 days of a bee's life by Anand Varma

National Geographic photographer Anand Varma has created some absolutely incredible timelapse photography of the creation of bee's: from egg to larva to pupae to bee. This 1 minute 3 second video is amazing - not to mention interesting to learn from.

We're just getting started with our own hives and the Varroa mites - amongst other issues and diseases - could destroy our bees. You can see the Varroa mites in the images captured by Anand Varma. In the TED Talk video below Varma mentions (towards the end of the talk) work being done at Adee Honey Farms in South Dakota which could make critical steps towards overcoming diseases such as Varroa.

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