Honeybees and the Military.

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Award 00808165

The latest buzz from the Pentagon is a honey of a story: The military's trying to train bees to locate land mines.

And if a swarm of honeybees doesn't sound like your typical military unit, how about a battalion of beetles, a legion of lobsters and a gaggle of geckos? They've all been drafted into a DoD effort to explore, and possibly harness, the natural capabilities of the zoological kingdom.

DoD, through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is in the midst of a three-year study to determine whether honeybees, equipped with tiny radio frequency tags, can help detect land mines. But as Alan Rudolph quickly pointed out, the current research with honeybees is part of a larger research study of possible military-related uses for crustaceans, insects and reptiles.

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Comments (3)

Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

No doubt we'll see this program listed in an article about wasteful government spending.

Jan 13, 2015 05:55 AM
Linda Blumenthal
Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087 - Westhampton Beach, NY
NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR

Now, how in the world do you train a bee???  Could you just imagine the training program?  Now stop buzzing or you will give yourself away! 

Jan 13, 2015 10:12 AM
Linda Ring
Century 21 Award - La Mesa, CA
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Hahahaha that's funny Linda!

 

Jan 13, 2015 10:19 AM

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