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RFID Technology Used to Detect Bumblebee Foraging Behaviors

Researchers at the University of Arizona used RFID technology to learn more about bumblebee foraging behavior. To do so, researchers fit each bee with an RFID tag and placed a reader at the entrances of the pollen and nectar chambers to track their movements.

After analyzing 111 bees, researchers discovered that most worker bumblebees specialize in either pollen or nectar collection, and then change to the opposite specialization before the end of their short lifespan.

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