Australian Agency Studies Bees Colony Collapse Disorder

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The National Science Agency hopes to shed light on why honeybees mysteriously disappear from their hives. Researchers attached tiny electronic sensors to 5,000 bees.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Australia's National Science Agency hopes to shed light on colony collapse disorder, where honeybees mysteriously disappear from their hives. In the biggest study of its kind, researchers attached teeny tiny electronic sensors to 5,000 honeybees. And how to glue on those microchips without getting stung? They refrigerated them briefly to put the bees to sleep. And those bees who were especially hairy got a shave before they got their sensors. It's MORNING EDITION.

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