A look at the first 21 days of a bee's life

03 Jul 2015Higher IntermediateSepideh Salavatizade 3

About this talk

We’ve heard that bees are disappearing. But what is making bee colonies so vulnerable? Photographer Anand Varma raised bees in his backyard to get an up close view. This project, for the May 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine, gives a lyrical glimpse into a bee hive.

About speaker

Anand Varma's photos tell the story behind the science on everything from primate behavior and hummingbird biomechanics to amphibian disease and forest ecology. Read more about him.

Useful language

compelling

  very interesting or exciting, so that you have to pay attention  

pesticide

  a chemical substance used to kill insects and small animals that destroy crops   

immune system

  the system by which your body protects itself against disease

precision

  the quality of being very exact or correct 

collaborate

  to work together with a person or group in order to achieve something, especially in science or art 

manipulate

  to make someone think and behave exactly as you want them to, by skilfully deceiving or influencing them

pollinate

  to give a flower or plant pollen so that it can produce seeds

emerge

  to appear or come out from somewhere

retain

  to keep something or continue to have something

procedure

  a way of doing something, especially the correct or usual way

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3 Comments

  1. Milad Sadabadi

    2 years ago
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    do not have transcript

  2. Omar Vargas

    2 years ago
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    I think that is very intersting but it can have more imagines

  3. Great. Really you're site is fantastic.