Regulatory News

In Australia, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) introduced work being done in Amazonia with three species of bees to observe climate change in the region. Results are from a research agency partnership between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and the Vale Technology Institute. The study is being carried out simultaneously in Tasmania Island located south of Australia.

Scientists installed sensor microchips on 1,920 bees that store meteorological data. One of the findings already observed is that insects do not always return to the same hive. "Before, we thought that each bee was a 'daughter' of a particular colony," said EMBRAPA researcher, Giorgio Venturieri.

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