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RFID Tags Help to Trace Foraging Habits of Bees

RFID used to help track Bumble Bees

RFID used to help track Bumble Bees

Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags were attached to hundreds of bees by scientists interesting in tracking bee foraging habits. The main discovery made as a result of weeks of tracking is that some bees are much busier than others.

Scientists found that about 20% of honey bees brought home more than half of the nectar and pollen gathered to feed the hives.  It was found that some bees were doing most of the work while others were doing close to nothing compared to the hardworking bees.

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