Microchip backpacks help researchers to monitor bee behavior

March 26, 2015 8:33 PM

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Researchers in the UK have made tiny bee backpacks which allow them to track the foraging of wild honeybees. The hope is that a better understanding of the bees behavior will shed light on what is causing the decline in Europe’s wild bee populations.

It was recently reported that one-tenth of Europe’s wild bee species face extinction. The so-called colony collapse disorder (CCD) which has impacted both domesticated and wild bee populations in recent years remains something of a moving target.

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