Thursday, June 26, 2008

The bees fitted with microchips to find out why they're dying

It is a remarkably hairy close-up.

But this tiny microchip attached to a bee’s back will hopefully explain why so many honeybees are dying from disease.

Professor Juergen Tautz and his team at the University of Wurzburg in Germany are studying the health of more than 150,000 bees, in the hope of halting the apparently inexorable decline in their worldwide population.

Hey, why didn't I think of that?

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