A couple of months ago I wrote about the serious and worrying decline in bee populations and why it effects each of us.
Now I have an update – some interesting research is being done in Australia.
Tiny sensors are being attached to 5,000 bees which will allow scientists to follow their every movement.
Bees are highly predictable creatures, and if they change their behaviour, it’s because of a change in their environment.
Hopefully, this will improve our understanding of Colony Collapse Disorder, when bees abandon their hive, never to return.
It’s fascinating technology – the sensors are so tiny and don’t interfere with the bees’ normal activities. The bees are taken to a cold place so that they sleep, then they are shaved and the sensors attached.
Plans for already under way for future sensors to gain power from the beating of the bees’ wings.
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