Published on May 24th, 2015
Amazing Timelapse of the first 21 days of a bee’s life
The first 21 days of life of bees were captured stunning images by photographer Anad Varma.
He shot the below to draw attention to the extremely serious problems facing bees today.
A third of crops worldwide are pollinated by bees, but lately they have begun to be endangered by a parasitic mite that attacks external, called Varroa destructor.
Varroa mites have been found in insects that feed on nectar and pollen gathered from flowers, so not only bees, but also bumblebees and scarab beetle. This parasite is considered to have the most serious economic impact on the beekeeping industry.
Scientists have recently managed to develop bees resistant to mites, but they lack some essential features such as kindness and the ability to store honey.