The story of a single cell within a beehive

From larva to pupa

With the larva safely in her cell (let’s assume no varroa is alongside her!), she will then start the process of growing into a pupa. This involves creating a cocoon within the cell.

As the pupa starts forming, an increasing number of recognizably bee-like characteristics will become evident, such as her eyes, wings and so on.

The emergence of an adult bee

When the time comes, the adult bee will emerge from the cell. Aside from being a major event for the bee, it’s also something that has brought a smile to many a beekeeper, when they notice that small hole being formed, with a bee soon to emerge.

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