Researchers Use Tiny "Backpacks" to Study Honeybees

Researchers in Australia have developed a way to study and monitor honeybees - by outfitting them with backpacks.

Ok, ok they're not really backpacks. They’re actually tiny sensors that will help researchers track the bees, and learn how they react in their environment. A sensor is a device that measures a physical property of the environment like heat or light and then conveys or records that information.

Let’s see what all the buzz is about.

Instructional Links

Website: Welcome to Bees: A Honey of an Idea

http://www.bees.techno-science.ca/english/bees/default.php

Webquest: Here's the Buzz abput Honeybees

https://www.mofb.org/WebQuest.aspx/Honeybees.aspx

Magazine Article: "The Helpful Bee," Boys' Quest, December 1, 2014

http://web.b.ebscohost.com/src_ic/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=fba6032e-69eb-4da9-a6da-e76d1d9a03f8%40sessionmgr110&vid=2&hid=116

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Website Article: Science Buddies, How Do Wildlife Biologists Track Animals?

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/movebank_tutorial.shtml

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