Bee Hugs

Photographer Anand Varma gets up close and very personal with his own backyard hive of honeybees. The results are beautiful and the message is clear.

As we are all coming to understand, healthy bee colonies are critical to the health of our ecosystem, and even our ability to, well, eat. In this recent Ted Talk, photographer Anand Varma took a super close look at his own backyard bee colony. He documents threats to its health and how that plays into the larger picture of honeybees across the country. Varma's analysis between the relationship between bees and people is grim, but provides hope for a healthy future population. With footage set to orchestral music, Varma shows the problem in beautiful detail and discusses what is being done to solve it.