Bee All That You Can Bee

The Army is providing help in identifying potential causes of disappearing bee colonies, according to this month’s Popular Mechanics. It’s a short article with few details, but it sounds like assistance from Aberdeen Proving Grounds has been significant:

As a trial run, CCD surveyors sent Wick samples from suffering beehives, which he liquefied in a blender, filtered using a cheesecloth, and ran through the IVDS. “They’d been working on this for six or seven months,” Wick says, “so we brought in a new technology and immediately detected the pathogens they were looking for.”

Go Army.

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~ by Gabriel Malor on September 9, 2007.

 
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