The inside of a beehive, live-streamed

A 24/7 view of honeybees doing their thing



Lindsay Abrams
August 14, 2013 8:08PM (UTC)

Big-picture, the disappearance of the honeybee will mean catastrophe for the global food system and economy. On a much smaller scale, it will mean the loss of a uniquely fascinating insect.

Explore.org has launched a live honeybee cam that uses infrared to let viewers look inside a surviving hive. In the past six years, 10 million others like it have been wiped out by Colony Collapse Disorder. This star-turned colony has settled inside a hollow log in small-town Germany, and are busy rebuilding after their honeycomb collapsed:

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Another camera documents their comings and goings:

It's hard to read emotions on bees, but they seem pretty content to be doing their thing, perhaps even unaware that their entire species is under threat.


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