Robotic bees could pollinate plants in case of insect apocalypse (via the Guardian)

Dutch scientists say they can create swarms of bee-like drones to take over if the insects die out.

It has been recently been claimed that one popular pesticide could wipe out common bumblebee populations by preventing the formation of new colonies.

The chemical, thiamethoxam, is said to dramatically reduces egg-laying by queen bumblebees.

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