(Atlas Obscura) “I would argue, as would many other beeologists, that most bees are arguably cuter than most kids.” It’s hard to tell whether or not Sam Droege is joking. TBR Editor: I just rediscovered this piece from 2018. The rock star photos and Droege’s commentary make it worth sharing again.
(KULR 8) This Missoula entomologist says 30 seconds to record and 12 seconds to analyze is all it takes to test the health of a bee colony. But the team still needs to raise more than $6,000 before the app is officially launched to the public.
(MIT News) “We currently have no robotic alternative to bees for pollination of many crops. If we want to grow crops on Mars, we may need to bring bees with us. Knowing if they can survive a mission, reintegrate into the hive, and thrive afterwards is critical.”