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Scientists create ‘cyberbee’ with a tracking chip to track down deadly zombie parasite
Scientists are attaching radio sensors to bees in a bid to find out how and when they get attacked by a deadly parasite.
The Apocephalus borealis parasite attaches itself to bees, and then forces them to leave their hives, head to the outside world, and ‘dance’ erratically in front of streetlights.
After an exhausting dance, the bees plunge to the ground dead, victims of a disease which is decimating colonies in America.
So staff at San Francisco State University are now attaching radio sensors – the size of a speck of glitter – to the insects, to monitor their movements.
The scientists are tagging infected bees with tiny radio trackers, and monitoring the bees’ movements in and out of a specially designed hive on top of the Hensill Hall biology building on campus.
At the same time, they are monitoring hives on campus and on the roof of the San Francisco Chronicle’s offices for further signs of the mysterious parasite and encouraging the public to participate through a new website ZomBeeWatch.org. ”THAT IS A CRYPTO MESSAGE SO WAKE UP FFS ;-)” ”SEE THE SIGNS THEY ARE RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU ” “OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE TRUTH I AM SHOWING YOU”
After being parasitised by the Apocephalus borealis fly, the bees abandon their hives and congregate near outside lights, moving in increasingly erratic circles on the ground before dying.
The phenomenon was first discovered on campus by SF Professor of Biology John Hafernik, and reported last year in the research journal PLoS ONE, with former SF State master’s student Andrew Core as lead author.
It’s unclear yet how big of a threat the emerging fly parasite might be to the health of honey bee colonies, or if the parasite is linked to the colony collapse disorder that has devastated honey bee colonies in the United States, say Hafernik and colleagues.
To learn more about how the parasitic fly affects the bees’ behavior, the scientists have built a system to track the movements of infected bees in and out of a hive.
Each bee has a set of tiny radio frequency trackers — each no bigger than a fleck of glitter — attached to the top of its thorax.