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Researchers Develop “Bee Trackers” To Monitor Movements

Researchers, farmers and policy makers have been concerned about the global decline in bee populations for a number of years now. Bees perform a critical role in the pollination of hundreds of food crops worldwide, and the loss of a large number of bee colonies would be catastrophic to many segments of the agriculture industry.

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Scientists of all types have been working closely with entomologists and beekeepers to monitor bee colonies and try to pinpoint the problem, but with only limited success to date as the bee die offs seem to be related to several causes.

More on research involving "bee trackers"

In an attempt to use 21st century technology to the greatest effect, scientists with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in...