Bees

Science And Technology Try To Save Bees

All human beings must work to save the bees

Bee populations are declining globally, as they suffer a 40% mortality across the globe. This decline poses a threat to the pollination of many plant species and, consequently, to humans. It is true that bees are not the only pollinating insects, but they are vital for the production of almonds, strawberries, cucumbers and even a third of the products we eat.

For this reason, scientists and researchers have been trying to stop this tendency for years, looking for the key that causes the death of these insects. In general terms, it points to several factors, including environmental causes and the use of agricultural pesticides.

Now, innovation and new technologies are fundamental to try to save the bees, as well as to look for alternatives that, despite the decrease of the population of these insects, allow the pollination of the plants.

PROJECTS TO HELP BEES

Thus, the Galician computer scientist Nuno Troitiño, passionate about beekeeping and technology, has developed a tool called Appybee that allows to detect and control the disease of loque. The promoter of this project works in the computer laboratory of the University of Vigo.

After his participation in 2014 on the day of the beekeeper celebrated in a town of La Coruña, he began to think of applying technology to “save the bees” because “if they disappear, it would be the beginning of the true apocalypse,” according to explained in an article published in La Voz De Galicia.

According to its own impeller, this app allows control of varroa, loque and wasp velutina, the latter through a map to locate nests globally with Google Maps.

Although many teams of researchers have long introduced technology in beekeeping with the same goal, save the bees. An international group of scientists, beekeepers, farmers and technology companies have developed a study to find out the causes of the decline of bees, thanks to data detected by microsensors placed in the chest of 10,000 bees in Tasmania, according to the website Beekeeping Iberica .

Australian scientists linked to the Organization for Industrial and Scientific Research of the Commonwealth of Australia (CSIRO worked with Intel and Hitachi to develop this technology.

These tiny sensors only weigh 5.4 milligrams, measure 2.5 millimeters and contain a battery that generates its own energy by vibration. These small gadgets record the distance traveled by the bee since leaving the hive, its diet, its exposure to pesticides … Due to the success of the projects, later scientists were incorporated from Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand or the United Kingdom.

THE BEES, ESSENTIAL FOR LIFE

With the aim of fighting Albert Einstein’s phrase “If the bees disappeared, the men would only have four years to live”, Japanese scientists are developing potential substitutes for bees, as we published in nobbot. created a mini dron capable of pollinating like insects, that in the future will be able to put an end to the problem, as science magazine has published

Researchers were able to control the dron so that the mane of sows that were placed on its surface gently brushed the flower stamen to collect the pollen without damaging the plant. To guarantee that the hairs gathered the dust accurately, the scientists secured them with ionic fluid gel (ILG), a durable sticky substance perfect for picking pollen from various flowers.

However, this project is still in the test phase and will have to wait for the drones to function as true flower pollinators. For more information you can visit our website http://educacionytecnologia.tk

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