From a Bee Smart point of view, this is very interesting. Younger people getting interested and involved in bees and beekeeping. Advancing information and knowledge about the inner workings of the hive. Creating opportunities and furthering the positive use of technology to study and manage bee hives.
What’s not to love about this?
BLOOMINGTON — An agriculture technology startup called The Bee Corp. has been launched to monitor conditions inside commercial beehives.
Source: IU-based agriculture startup to begin R&D of beehive sensors
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.
Source: Robot Bees vs Real Bees – Why Tiny Drones Can’t Compete With the Real Thing