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CATCH THE BUZZ – Training Honey Bees to Smell COVID

Start-up InsectSense and Wageningen Bioveterinary Research have trained bees to extend their tongues when they smell the coronavirus. The coronavirus, like other diseases, causes metabolic changes in the body that causes a smell. Bees can be trained within minutes to recognize the scent of samples infected with SARS-CoV-2. Bees can detect volatiles with a sensitivity of parts per trillion. For…
UOVBA News Bot
May 11, 2021