Mapping the flight of the bumblebee
Bumblebees are being studied to find out how they organise their nectar-collecting journeys.
Researchers from the Royal Holloway University of London are monitoring a colony of trained bees inside a flight cage in Surrey.
They're hoping to find out more about how the bees forage and optimise their flight paths.
Dr Nigel Raine explains how the experiment works.
22 Sep 2010
- From the section Science & Environment