Tag: bees

Jul 13, 2017

The Last Hallucinogenic Honey Hunter of Nepal

The Last Hallucinogenic Honey Hunter of Nepal

Renan Ozturk and Mark Synnott travel to Nepal with National Geographic to experience the last traditional honey harvest

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Oct 29, 2015

25 of the Best Close-Ups of Insect Eyes You Will See

25 of the Best Close-Ups of Insect Eyes You Will See

An incredible gallery of macro photographs that show insect eyes in extraordinary detail and clarity.

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Sep 13, 2015

Picture of the Day: Home Sweet Home

Picture of the Day: Home Sweet Home

Carpenter bees are large, solitary bees often mistaken for bumble bees. They do not eat wood and are valuable pollinators.

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Jul 1, 2015

Picture of the Day: Perfectly Timed Encounter

Picture of the Day: Perfectly Timed Encounter

In this perfectly timed photo we see an encounter between two fast flying creatures, a hummingbird and bee.

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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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