Researchers develop hive technology to prevent bee decline

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A third of America’s honeybees have vanished but scientists say new technology could prevent the species from getting sick in the first place.

In a world first, researchers are eavesdropping on bees inside their hive, sending data to the all-new world bee hive network.

It’s hoped the data will help the public understand what an unwell beehive looks like, allowing scientists to stop the decline.

“So the real strength of this project is to give great knowledge in real time to allow beekeepers to predict or get ahead of the game in being able to treat their bees in a way that will stop them going down the slope to being unwell,” said Simon Potts with the University of Reading.

Researchers in England hope to roll out the network globally this year.

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