Gorgeous Slow-Mo Of The Machine-Like Beauty Of Honeybees In Flight

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Video: Photographer Michael Sutton spent hours getting up close and personal with a hive of honey bees at Hillside Apiaries in New Hampshire. He got stung three times. But he also got this gorgeous slo-mo footage of honey bees in flight. I bet you’ll never look at a bee the same way. There’s something really engrossing about seeing a bee’s flight slowed down so far, you can see it beating its wings. It all looks so improbable — it seems like there’s too much body and not enough wing to sustain flight. Good thing nobody told the bees.

Bees are super important to humanity — not only do they make delicious honey, they pollinate the crops that help feed us worldwide. Maybe a closer, slower look will make you appreciate just how hard these little guys work to keep us alive. And unlike Michael, we don’t have to endure any stings to see it. [Vimeo]