Multi-million dollar startups are building tech to spy on honey bees in their own homes

Nov 20, 2018 - Quartz

The world’s honey bees need a helping hand. And maybe an eye, too.

Bee colonies have been hit hard across the last decade. Between 2015 and 2016 alone, US beekeepers reported in a national survey a loss of 38% of their colonies. Some studies point to invasive mites as one reason for the bee die-off. Others have cited rapidly-changing climates and increased exposure to pesticides. This is alarming, because bees play a crucial role in agricultural operations across the globe, using their n...