© CNRS Images - 2013

Coming out

Reference

4151

Duration

00:03:00

Production year

2013

Original material

HD
16/9
Color
Sound

Summary

This silent 3 minute film takes us into an experimental hive and unveils the birth of worker bees.
Using their mandibles to tear off the wax lid from their cells, the bees free themselves from their alveoli. Whitish and hairy, the newborn bees let their hair dry and spread their wings, ready to take up their role as workers within the hive.

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