Regulatory News

Scientist Benita Vincent, PhD in Animal Health and manager of Australia's research agency, gave a lecture in Belem, the capital of Para, Brazil, on the use of micro-sensors to monitor the movement of bees. The devices help to investigate the effects of stress on the activities of the insects and on animal health.

This technology is also being used with stingless bees, native to the Amazon, thanks to a partnership between EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation), the Australian agency, the Federal University of Para and the Vale Technology Institute. About 2000 native stingless bees from three species are the subject of research. The chips installed on the insects function on radio frequency.

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