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This image illustrates how the technology works. A bee with a tag is leaving the hive and her presence is detected by a reader.
This image illustrates how the technology works. A bee with a tag is leaving the hive and her presence is detected by a reader.

How the technology works?

In this video the technology is explained.

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This is one of the processes to attach a tag to a bee. Bees are kept quiet by a mesh and the sensors are attached using super blue and tweezers.
This is one of the processes to attach a tag to a bee. Bees are kept quiet by a mesh and the sensors are attached using super blue and tweezers.

 How to we fit a bee with a backpack?

This video shows one of the ways to attach a tag to a bee.

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Bees can be fitted with RFID tags directly on their hives. This method works well for gentle bees (not africanised ones!), on cold weather. The major disadvantage of tagging bees in the hive is that you don't know their age.
Bees can be fitted with RFID tags directly on their hives. This method works well for gentle bees (not africanised ones!), on cold weather. The major disadvantage of tagging bees in the hive is that you don’t know their age.

 Another way of tagging bees.

This video shows another way to fit bees with tags. Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

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