… extracts his sperm, and then tears away, leaving him to plummet to the ground and die… 

I saw that and thought…. YEP, I’M IN. LET’S LEARN ABOUT THESE DAMN BEES!

thisistheverge:

Watch this: Slow-motion footage of a queen bee mating with a drone in mid-air

Amid colony collapse disorder, bees have been the subject of much attention, but a new documentary called More Than Honey has captured an unusually close look at an often ignored aspect of the colonies: mating. The footage captures a rare look at a queen as she descends on a male drone in mid-flight, extracts his sperm, and then tears away, leaving him to plummet to the ground and die.

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