The bee population is rapidly declining . Due to their pollination skills, the existence of bees is crucial for human and animal life on earth. It’s scary to think of a world where bees don’t exist and what’s even more worrying is that bee extinction is something we might have to deal with in this lifetime.

And that is why this footage shot by National Geographic photographer Anand Varma over the course of six months showing how worker bees are born is so intriguing.

Check it out.