February 13, 2017 | Leo, Science Museum volunteer

In the past few years bee populations have declined sharply. Three-quarters of global crops depend on bees for pollination - which poses a problem for our food supply. Now Japanese researchers have developed a tiny drone that uses sticky hairs to transfer pollen between flowers like a bee.

Opponents of this approach say that the number of drones required makes the idea unworkable. I think bee conservation is still vital and we can't rely solely on drones.


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