Tag: bees

May 20, 2015

The First 21 Days of a Bee’s Life Condensed Into 60 Seconds

The First 21 Days of a Bee’s Life Condensed Into 60 Seconds

Photographer Anand Varma captured the incredible 21 day transformation from bee egg to larvae to pupae to adult, unveiling the breathtaking timelapse as part of a recent TED Talk. Varma raised bees in his backyard — in front of a camera — to get an up close view. The project, for National Geographic, gives…

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Apr 20, 2015

Revolutionary Beehive Invention Delivers Honey on Tap

Revolutionary Beehive Invention Delivers Honey on Tap

Flow Hive is a revolutionary beehive invention, allowing you to harvest honey without opening the hive and with minimal disturbance to the bees. The ground-breaking project launched on Indiegogo earlier this year with a modest goal of $70,000 USD. The project became a worldwide sensation and Indiegogo’s most successful crowdfunding campaign in history, raising…

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Jun 11, 2014

Bee Trapped in Spider’s Web Gets Rescued by Another Bee

Bee Trapped in Spider’s Web Gets Rescued by Another Bee

Amazing footage shows a bee caught in a spider’s web, seemingly doomed until another bee swoops in and stings the spider. These are bumblebees so they do not lose their stinger and die afterwards (that’s a honey bee). What’s unclear is if the second bee was actually coming to assist or merely happened to…

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Jul 24, 2013

Nature’s 3D Printers: Using Honeybees to Create Art

Nature’s 3D Printers: Using Honeybees to Create Art

The importance of bees cannot be understated. In the US alone, the Department of Agriculture estimated that bees pollinate about 80% of flowering crops, constituting about 1/3 of everything Americans eat. Their ability to pollinate has a tremendous environmental and economic impact on the entire globe. And now their influence is spreading to the…

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