Future of the Environment

Robot bees are helping scientists understand how the real things communicate

A queen bee (C) is seen among other bees in a honeycomb at  a bee farm near the city of Probishtip, some 140 km (87 miles) east from the capital Skopje June 8, 2010. Honey, a traditional medicine in Macedonia is used to treat common ailments. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski (MACEDONIA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Robotic bees could eventually act as realistic 'spies', enabling us to get a closer glimpse inside bee colonies. Image: REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Dan Robitzski
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The robotic bees infiltrate real hives to understand their behaviour. Image: Assissibf
Bees play an essential part in our ecosystem. Image: Greenpeace
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