"Zombie" Bees Electronically Enhanced to Help Solve Die-Off Mystery

National Geographic Daily News  By: Charles Q. Choi  9/12/12

To learn more about a bizarre, zombie-like behavior recently discovered in honeybees, researchers are now tagging the "zombees" with tiny radio trackers.

When infected by parasitic maggots of the scuttle fly, the bees apparently desert their hives at night and cluster near outdoor lights, wandering in increasingly erratic circles on the ground before dying.


The parasite could be controlling the honeybees and making them abandon their hives—or perhaps..

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