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Honeybees trained to hunt mines in Croatia


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#1    Saru

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:03 AM

Croatian researchers have been training honeybees to hunt down the location of unexploded landmines.

Business Week said:

Mirjana Filipovic is still haunted by the land mine blast that killed her boyfriend and blew off her left leg while on a fishing trip nearly a decade ago. It happened in a field that was supposedly de-mined.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:58 PM

Incredible, i mean i haven't heard of this and I'm from Croatia...
It is indeed a problem, for all people, from hikers to regular folks living in the "outback"
This bee thing sounds interesting enough

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:34 PM

Boris its old news in our country, you probably missed it.
Last year it was on national TV.
Recently I even open thread on UM.

I hope bees become useful... As they didnt. But you see where Im going.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:46 PM

Huh, I realise the "training", associating food with TNT. but I guess I didn't know bees had such a keen sense of smell.

I thought that they were primarily attracted by the color(like yellow or pink),or even ultraviolet reflected light from plant petals.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:29 PM

View Postthe L, on 22 May 2013 - 08:34 PM, said:

Boris its old news in our country, you probably missed it.
Last year it was on national TV.
Recently I even open thread on UM.

I hope bees become useful... As they didnt. But you see where Im going.
Guess i'm terribly uninformed  hah :yes:

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:49 PM

I'm sure my next question is either for a new topic, or, a continuation of a topic already posted.

But, it seems to me(from what I've read elsewhere) that bees are vital to the propagation of plants and hence, in some way, our own human life.

I know that we all hate bee stings, yet bees seem so potentially vital to human survival in the long run.

Having heard that there are diseases and such which are reducing bee population, any suggestions?
Or a pointing to a relative sub-forum here?

Edited by pallidin, 23 May 2013 - 07:52 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:20 AM

View Postpallidin, on 23 May 2013 - 07:49 PM, said:

I'm sure my next question is either for a new topic, or, a continuation of a topic already posted.

But, it seems to me(from what I've read elsewhere) that bees are vital to the propagation of plants and hence, in some way, our own human life.

I know that we all hate bee stings, yet bees seem so potentially vital to human survival in the long run.

Having heard that there are diseases and such which are reducing bee population, any suggestions?
Or a pointing to a relative sub-forum here?

once I started a thread / poll about it.

http://www.unexplain...howtopic=229267

View PostBorisIWantToKnow, on 23 May 2013 - 07:29 PM, said:

Guess i'm terribly uninformed  hah :yes:

its easy to skip among 1000 news every day.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:50 AM

SO THAT'S WHERE ALL THE ****ING BEE'S HAVE GONE YA SNEAKY MUNGRELS :P

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We have a unexplainable global bee shortage and you fools are trying to blow them up with landmines.

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Ok I'm done :P
But really? who exactly was going out of their way to use bees for landmines. Why not thermal imagery wouldn't that be better to detect?


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:59 AM

View Postchopmo, on 24 May 2013 - 04:50 AM, said:

SO THAT'S WHERE ALL THE ****ING BEE'S HAVE GONE YA SNEAKY MUNGRELS :P

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We have a unexplainable global bee shortage and you fools are trying to blow them up with landmines.

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Ok I'm done :P
But really? who exactly was going out of their way to use bees for landmines. Why not thermal imagery wouldn't that be better to detect?

I think that they have difficulties with some types of mine.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:00 AM

WHAT THE F?!?





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