Bumblebee GPS: Oregon State to Track Native Bees with tiny Attachable Sensors

Oregon State University is in the process of creating miniature wireless sensors that will be attached to bumblebees and feed real-time data on their behavior. Due to their small size, the daily activities of bumblebees’ are unknown. OSU has planned to build sensors to show how these natural pollinators search for pollen, nectar and nesting sites. Gathering this evidence will help researchers better understand how these insects contribute in the production of crops that rely on pollination.

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