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Watch a Bee Complete its Life Cycle in Seconds




We've previously brought you the amazing metamorphosis of Monarch butterflies and now it's time for something just as magical: The life cycle of a honeybee condensed into 60 seconds.

The footage comes to us courtesy of photographer Anand Varma, who embarked on the project that involved some trials, a few errors and untimately success at getting the necessary shots over the course of six months.

All in all, that's a lot of work to document something that normally happens at a snail's pace over three weeks.

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"I couldn’t really photograph one bee for the whole 21 days of its life cycle, so I broke it up and I tried to capture each transformation that happens," Varma told National Geographic. 

Even though Varma had to break it up the photo shoots into the four stages (egg, larva, pupa and adult), the end result still is guaranteed to leave you buzzing with excitement.

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