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(Gizmodo)   Australian scientists put backpack-like sensors on bees to study colony decline, admit the hardest part was making sure the boy bees got the Transformer backpacks and the girl bees got the Barbie backpacks   (gizmodo.com.au) divider line 11
    More: Interesting, disappearing bees, backpacks, CSIRO, pollination, Souza, scientists  
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2014-01-16 09:46:18 AM
Derp, only female bees leave the hive.
 
2014-01-16 10:01:01 AM
Given that they are Australian bees, I wonder how many scientists died in the process of putting the sensors on them.
 
2014-01-16 10:12:37 AM
Given that workers are female, that is a lot of barbie backpacks

/and here my 9 year old daughter would go for TMNT
//The same daughter that bought me a Despicable Me "Fart Gun" for Christmas.
///And keeps bugging me to learn how to play MTG.
 
2014-01-16 10:35:22 AM
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/creepy movie
/interspecies flirting
/and seinfeld
 
2014-01-16 11:38:22 AM

Petey4335: Given that workers are female, that is a lot of barbie backpacks

/and here my 9 year old daughter would go for TMNT
//The same daughter that bought me a Despicable Me "Fart Gun" for Christmas.
///And keeps bugging me to learn how to play MTG.


My nephew would spit the dummy if he got transformers instead of MLP. Middle ground? Thomas Tank Engine.
 
2014-01-16 02:35:19 PM
I had a Bumblebee backpack as a kid.
 
2014-01-16 03:03:28 PM
Meh. Now if they could put 'lil GoPros on those bees, that would be awesome.
 
2014-01-16 03:51:30 PM
And the drones to get the traNSpArency back-packs?
 
2014-01-16 08:47:43 PM

ikanreed: Derp, only female bees leave the hive.


?? you serious? really?

So how do virgin queen bees get mated?
 
2014-01-17 08:52:57 AM
boy bees only live for a short time and only mate once.
they also have a high rate of prostate cancer...
 
2014-01-17 03:52:27 PM

ikanreed: Derp, only female bees leave the hive.


Drones (male bees) leave the hive to mate. They fly out to drone congregation areas and back several times a day.
 
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