Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Bee embryo

Although being an insect bees do not have a form of embryo like those in mammals, they do have a stage betwixt the egg and the grub which is the nearest the insect world has to the embryo. I was very fortunate when I was able to capture this stage of bee development.

Bee embryo

Bee embryo (the stage between the egg and the grub)


Bee embryo - small picture

First stage of the honey bee grub


Honey bee eggs - first stage of life

Honey bee eggs laid in the wax cells of the comb

1 comment:

Sharkbytes said...

This is really interesting. Of course, being insects, I knew they have a larval stage, but never thought about it much.