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Bee backpacks

Researchers have developed a tiny chip that can be attached to the backs of bees and help monitor their behavior and stress levels to pinpoint potential causes of worldwide honeybee colony collapses.

The British Daily Mail spoke with UGA’s Keith Delaplane, an entomology professor and the honey bee program director in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Studies.

“What we’re seeing with this bee problem is just a loud signal that there’s some bad things happening with our agro-economics,” he said.

Delaplane co-authored a study that found more than two out of five American honeybee colonies have died since April 2014.