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  • Radio frequency ID tags on honey bees reveal hive dynamics

    University of Illinois Institute for Genomic Biology director Gene Robinson, left, and citizen scientist Paul Tenczar put RFID tags on honey bees to track the activity of individual bees in the hive.

    University of Illinois Institute for Genomic Biology director Gene Robinson, left, and citizen scientist Paul Tenczar put RFID tags on honey bees to track the activity of individual bees in the hive.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Gene Robinson, call 217-265-0309; email generobi@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Automated Monitoring Reveals Extreme Inter-Individual Variation and Plasticity in Honey Bee Foraging Activity Levels,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.