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  • Technology and connectivity: tipping the balance to save the world’s bees?

    As the growing network of smart, connected devices starts to change our world, scientists are increasingly looking to technology for new applications -- often in the most unexpected spheres. With global bee populations already declining significantly and under new pressure from disease, an innovative technology-based solution could provide a new source of hope for bee farmers across the world. Called “MiteNot”, the technology is currently being trialled in America, with connectivity being provided by Gemalto’s machine-to-machine (M2M) module. Should trials prove effective, the solution might hold new hope for South Africa’s own bee populations – currently under threat from...