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If there were no bees, the world's food crop would diminish by a full 1/3. In this amazing video by photographer Anand Varma, we can actually see what takes place in the first 21 days of a bee's life. Worldwide, the bee population is being threatened by the Varrora destructor mite. Varma was asked to document the process to help scientists in producing a mite-resistant bee. So far, scientists' efforts have resulted in a successful mite-resistant strain of bees but these modified bees lack the ability to store honey and don't possess a bee's natural gentleness.
The first 21 days in the life of a bee.