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Croatia's Land Mine-Detecting Honey Bees

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An estimated 90,000 land mines were planted in the country from 1991 to 1995

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Alice C. (1797)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:38 pm
Busy as a bee has a new meaning ~ Thanks Cal.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:42 pm
" Imagine you're a de-miner: Instead of setting foot in a potentially dangerous mine field to sift through dirt manually, you would first unleash a swarm of insects that would gather over latent explosives without setting them off." Yay for nature! Wish humanity was as kind. Thanks Cal.

Carol H. (229)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:25 pm
noted with hope because now maybe we will save them

Christine Stewart (133)
Monday May 20, 2013, 5:25 pm
Another good reason to save the honey bees!

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Monday May 20, 2013, 7:13 pm
Just goes to show that our fellow species are far more useful and intelligent than 3/4 of mankind. Thanks Cal.

Natasha Salgado (662)
Monday May 20, 2013, 10:11 pm
Very cool! Thx Cal

David C. (29)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 12:44 am
I waiting for someone to started posting ----Save bees from land mines or stop using bees to find land mines --

Waltraud U. (85)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 1:36 am

Layla Smith (0)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 1:39 am

Silvija Vlahovec (12)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 1:40 am
As someone actually living in Croatia, I applaud this idea. So many ways of demining have already been tried, yet de-miners and other people keep dying of landmines. If bees can detect them without any loss of lives (neither human nor bees) then go bees!
Thanks for posting.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 1:55 am

Lynn D. (0)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 2:43 am
Interesting, thanks!

Nimue Pendragon (323)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 2:47 am

Danuta Watola (1244)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 2:57 am

Claudia Acosta (66)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 4:16 am
Interesting, thank you.

Elle B. (84)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 5:29 am

Kerstin Strobl (427)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 5:50 am
Thank you Cal

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 6:56 am
Bees are amazing I see they have been training them for airports too so clever

Daniel Partlow (189)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 7:41 am
Too bas we don't have enough intelligence to not place land mines. What idiotic morons thought this up? I know cruel sadistic bastards!

John De Avalon (36)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 8:16 am


Connie O. (47)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 12:24 pm
That is quite interesting...hope it works. TY

S S. (0)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 1:45 pm
Thank you.

Ana Fontan (16)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 2:53 pm
Noted, thank you Cal!

anne s. (23)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 3:31 pm

Lisa Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 5:29 pm
Shared on FB.

Amy Stotler (9)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 6:12 pm
Noted and shared. Thank you for sharing this.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 6:17 pm
Thank you! (n, p, t)

Lois Jordan (61)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 4:38 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal....interesting. Land mines are just horrendous.
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