Scientists attached radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to hundreds of individual honey bees and tracked them for several weeks. The effort yielded two discoveries: Some foraging bees are much busier than others; and if those busy bees disappear, others will take their place.
The findings are reported in the journal Animal Behaviour, and featured in a New York Times ScienceTake video.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program helps senior citizens explore new callings
Albert Himoe stands in front of a cluttered lab bench and holds a plastic tube up to the light, looking for the small mass of DNA clinging to the side of the tube. It looks like a dry wad of mucus.