Stacey Combes and "Why These Bumblebees Are Wearing Itty-Bitty QR Codes" in Wired

Picture of a bee with a barcode on it
Researchers have been super-gluing little barcodes to bumblebees in order to track their movements. James Crall/Harvard University

Assistant Professor Stacey Combes and colleagues put tiny QR codes on the backs of bumblebees to reveal their social lives. The system--called BEEtag--allows researcher to track the movements of hundreds of bees in a hive through the day and night. Combes' research with former Harvard graduate student James Crall, published in Nature Communicationsis the subject of a new Wired article, "Why These Bumblebees Are Wearing Itty-Bitty QR Codes."

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