25 May '15, 1pm

Incredible video shows the first 21 days of a bee's life

What will save the bees? In an effort to explore the issue, National Geographic commissioned writer Charles C Mann and photographer Anand Varma to produce a story called Quest for a Superbee for the May 2015 issue of the magazine. A fascinating retrospective that delves deeper than everyday hysterics about the ‘beepocalypse’ unveils one of the biggest threats to our most important pollinator is the Varroa destructor , a mite that is quickly becoming resistant to the chemicals beekeepers are forced to pump into bee hives to protect them. In order to better understand his subject, Varma became a beekeeper himself. Read on to learn more about this fascinating video depicting the first 21 days of a bee’s life.

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