How Buzzing Bees Are Helping Save Themselves

How Buzzing Bees Are Helping Save Themselves

by The Daily Eye Team June 13 2017, 3:24 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 40 secs

At this point, most of us climate change believers are well aware of the symbiotic relationship between bees and a healthy environment. Despite their tiny stature, they play an outsized role in pollinating roughly 85 percent of the world’s flowering plants and three quarters of the world’s crops. Without a steady population of busy bees, we can kiss our vital flora and fauna goodbye. The first step in preventing a global agricultural disaster involves monitoring those hardworking bees. Only, effective strategies for doing such have proven to be difficult—not to mention pricey. Luckily, researchers from the University of Missouri have stepped up to the challenge and published a study in PLOS ONE on Wednesday, detailing their strategy for tracking hoards of bees: record them.


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