The decline in honeybee populations could be catastrophic..
“The sensors measure 2.5 millimetres by 2.5mm and act like a vehicle's "e-TAG", recording when the bees pass particular checkpoints. Researchers (in Tasmania, Australia) can use the signals from the sensors to find out how the bees move through the landscape and understand changes in their behaviour. They are also looking at the impacts of pesticides on the honey bees and the drivers of a condition decimating bee populations globally. “