“According to the story in the Daily Times, a helium-filled balloon was being used to map the route. The balloon was sent up 50 to 100 feet and held in place with a rope, while surveyors 15 miles away spotted it with high-powered binoculars.”
Virginia Tech researchers’ breakthrough deciphers and codifies the universal language of honey bees.
— Read on m.phys.org/news/2019-03-decipher-codify-universal-language-honey.html
Over the past five years, surveys have shown a steady increase in honeybee mortality averaging greater than one-third of the statewide population.
BeeCheck, a Virginia apiary registry, was created as a voluntary communication tool that enables beekeepers and pesticide applicators to work together, using a mapping program, to protect apiaries. Details are available at va.beecheck.org.