Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The first 21 days of a bee’s life, Anand Varma

Anand Varma is a biologist. He got into beekeeping after he is asked to photograph a story on honeybees for National Geographic. Check his photos:

Bee pupa developing eyes.

Bees ready to emerge.

Read the story at National Geographic:

You can find his TED talk, here:


  1. Super! I never seen this process. Now I can imagine how beautiful it looks. They are so exquisite and sophisticated. I can't wait till I go to my granny. She's 2 000 bees, she says.

  2. This is so exciting! Unfortunately, I heard that pesticides and certain viruses have contributed to the honeybees' decline and ruin, what is just insufficient!

  3. I have never seen how the bees get ready to emerge. How long does this process take? Only 3 full weeks?