The Bee Problem – Update


A couple of months ago I wrote about the serious and worrying decline in bee populations and why it effects each of us.

bee sensor to study CCD

Photo CSIRO YouTube

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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  • G.E. Moon II says:


    Hello. I’m not sure how long ago you posted this. I was wondering if you knew of any updates on this study. Thank you so much. I would love to know what the results are.

    Yours In Health!

    G.E. Moon II

    • Clare Delaney says:

      There are no results yet that I can find – I suppose these things take time, and also to be verified and then published. I’ll keep looking though, I also want to know what the results are! Thanks for stopping by!