Mesmerizing Timelapse Film Captures the Wonder of Bees Being Born

From National Geographic comes this: A short timelapse film that lets you watch “the eerily beautiful growth of larvae into bees.” Shot by photographer Anand Varma, the mesmerizing video starts with the larvae of worker bees just hatching from eggs, then follows their maturation into adult bees. The video covers an 11-day process in one short minute.

You can get a behind-the-scenes account of the making of this video over at Nat Geo. When you’re there, you might also want to check out these pretty amazing portraits of bees.

via Kottke/This is Colossal

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