3,000-year-old mummified bees are so nicely preserved, scientists can see the flowers the bugs ate

1000’s of years in the past, a bunch of adolescent bees turned trapped in cocoons inside their nest and left behind a remarkably preserved document of their “mummified” stays.

Researchers in Portugal reported the invention of the traditional bugs and fossilized bee nest — the primary to be discovered with bees preserved inside it — in a research printed July 27 within the journal Papers in Palaeontology.

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