Bees With Backpacks

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After a brief and minor lapse the Guardian is back on game. Albeit with a hint of Monty Python. Sometimes a serious ecological challenge has a solution with an unexpected look or a funny ring to it, and we appreciate that this story was deemed worthy:

Thousands of Australian honey bees have been fitted with tiny sensors in a study to help understand what is causing the precipitous collapse of colonies around the world.

About 5,000 bees will carry the 2.5mm x 2.5mm sensors, like hi-tech backpacks, for the next two months at the study site in Hobart.

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