This exciting clip captures the moment a young worker bee hatches from her cell. She has developed over about 21 days: from an egg into a larva, then a pupa, finally emerging as an adult bee. She will quickly get to work, cleaning new cells ready for more eggs to be laid by the queen.
This footage shows a worker (female) bee fanning pheromones with her wings. These pheromones act as chemical messengers to communicate with other bees.
Here you can see the Queen Bee (middle left edge of the pic). You can tell she is the Queen Bee because she is much longer than the worker and drone bees (she also has quite a slender figure!). We have marked her with a white dot on her thorax (body) to make her a bit easier to find. At the bottom of the video you might spot two bees come together and touch heads in greeting. Towards the top of the frame you can see some lightly-coloured pink and yellow cells – these contain pollen. To the right of this you can see capped stores, filled with honey, and below that there are some uncovered cells containing nectar.
This video really clearly shows some capped stores, where the bees are storing their honey. The stores are capped with wax which helps preserve the contents. You can see the empty cells at the bottom of the frame, where the bees have used the honey as food.