Robot Bees vs Real Bees – Why Tiny Drones Can’t Compete With the Real Thing

I find it interesting to see scientists comment on other science reports.  It’s part of the whole process.  It also provides insight into studies and topics from people who may have extensive experience in a particular related area from a different point of view.

Conflicting or in agreement,  science and technology ultimately benefit from peer review.   Like the author, I can see specific use cases.  In general though, nothing can beat our bees.

Researchers in Japan have been using miniature drones covered with sticky hairs to act like robotic bees to counter the decline of natural pollinators.

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Great Scott! Yellow-eyed bees?

Have you ever found odd looking bees in your hives?  Genetic anomalies exist within honey bee genes that can be passed down from queen to daughter queen or rise and fall within the life of a single queen, never to show themselves again.

When Geoff Scott popped the lid of his bee hive open something unusual stared back at him – yellow eyes.

Source: Great Scott! Yellow-eyed bees?