Global research on bees


Ultra-Small RFID to Support Global Research on Bees

Approximately 100 research organizations and universities in 26 countries first plan to participate in the project. Subsequently, honey bee behavioral data will be collected from approximately 1,000 locations to investigate the causes of colony collapse disorder.

… In August 2015, Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) sought to address this threat by launching the Global Initiative for Honeybee Health (GIHH), a collaboration of international research organizations, beekeepers, and farmers all working together to monitor honey bee behavior and investigate the causes of this phenomenon. Hitachi Chemical’s ultra-small RFID tags are being used in the GIHH’s honey bee movement monitoring system. …

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