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a young honeybee emerging from its cell for the first time
May 15, 2015

New Bee

A new honeybee emerges from a brood cell. In her six-week life span, this worker bee will forage for food, make honey—and raise the next generation. Photographer Anand Varma shares the story behind creating a stunning time-lapse of developing bees on Proof.

Image composed of 23 digitally merged photographs.

See more pictures from the May 2015 feature story “Quest for a Superbee.”

Photograph by Anand Varma, National Geographic

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