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Bees "combined" with drones to find mines in the Balkans

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After a series of wars that swept through Yugoslavia in the 90s of the last century, many mines and unexploded ordnance are still left in the ground. Because bees can smell explosives, researchers in Croatia and other Balkan countries have spent many years researching the ability of these insects to help people clear land mines.


The service tells about it News BBC.

Teaching bees to find explosives, as it turned out, is not difficult. It is much more difficult to keep track of their movements, because chasing them through a minefield is not the best idea. Then the idea came up to use unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor bees. Now bees and drones have united to search for mines in the Balkans.

A joint team is currently working in this direction, uniting researchers from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) with their Croatian colleagues. They began to monitor the activities of bees using drones. UAVs fly near insects filming them with cameras. And then computers analyze the received footage to identify the location of the mines.

Professor of the University of Banja Luka (BiH) Vladimir Risojevic, leading research in this direction, believes that it may take several years for bees to begin to be used in practice to search for mines, but their use can complement other methods of mine clearance right now.

During the Balkan wars of the 90s, participants in the conflicts planted thousands of mines in the territory of the former Yugoslavia. Many of them have not yet been found and continue to pose a danger to the local population.
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  1. Piramidon
    Piramidon 31 March 2021 17: 26
    +10
    Now bees and drones have united to find mines

    Then they will collect honey together. laughing
    1. poquello
      poquello 31 March 2021 17: 31
      +1
      Quote: Piramidon
      Now bees and drones have united to find mines

      Then they will collect honey together. laughing

      fuck what the pentagon is doing, we created an artificial nose to detect explosives, and these are playing with bees
      1. Andrey Korotkov
        Andrey Korotkov 31 March 2021 18: 29
        +3
        The next step is to create a drone with a bee brain laughing , just do not cross with a drone
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 31 March 2021 21: 02
          +1
          How many years ago was the 2nd World War?
          And unexploded ordnance is still being found.
          And many of them are dangerous.
          And in three quarters of a century, mines of this war will be found in the Balkans.
          1. Alien From
            Alien From 31 March 2021 23: 45
            +4
            Every time we plow for sowing, we find something.
      2. Normal ok
        Normal ok April 1 2021 02: 24
        -4
        Quote: poquello
        A joint team is currently working in this direction, uniting researchers from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) with their Croatian colleagues.

        What does the Pentagon have to do with it? The text says:
        A joint team is currently working in this direction, uniting researchers from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) with their Croatian colleagues.
        1. poquello
          poquello April 1 2021 03: 18
          0
          Quote: Normal ok
          What does the Pentagon have to do with it? The text says:

          )))
          the fate of such texts from "The genes have born a Negro, it is necessary to frequently wash mutator"
          and these ingenious colleagues came up with the idea of ​​keeping track of the bees from the quadcopter
    2. Prisoner
      Prisoner 31 March 2021 17: 34
      +9
      winked They are not the right bees and they are making the wrong honey.
    3. Lannan Shi
      Lannan Shi 31 March 2021 19: 29
      +4
      Quote: Piramidon
      Then they will collect honey together.

      They are already collecting honey. In the form of grants. yes
      The fact is that bees are really easy to train for explosives. There is just one caveat. They will not be able to train them on an abstract one, let's say. Tol packed in iron, under the village of Golodaevka, lying in loam, will smell completely differently. than just packed, say, in a tree, lying on the outskirts of Neurozhaevka, in sandy loam. And this is not remembering that the recipe may vary a little with different manufacturers. Behind my back gate Ivan's tea is growing. A strip descending from the top of the hill to the swamp. And when I switch the bees to it ... If Ivan's tea is exclusively collected on the hill in the complementary food ... In the swamp, the bees will be in numbers little distinguishable from zero. yes
      Well, to find a mine, deploy an apiary and a squadron of unmanned aerial vehicles around, in order to find five or ten mines similar to the first ... And simultaneously undermining others, differing in the type of explosives or hulls ... I envy the Croatian scientists. To be able to cheat so dashingly for money, and even by absolutely legal methods ... Hmm .. lol
      1. Evil543
        Evil543 31 March 2021 23: 09
        +2
        On Saturday I will ask my bees if they will just look for them or they will hit the flowers in the old fashioned way hi
      2. Lynx2000
        Lynx2000 April 1 2021 06: 21
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        Quote: Lannan Shi

        The fact is that bees are really easy to train for explosives. There is just one caveat. They will not be able to train them on an abstract one, let's say. Tol packed in iron, under the village of Golodaevka, lying in loam, will smell completely differently. than just packed, say, in a tree, lying on the outskirts of Neurozhaevka, in sandy loam. And this is not remembering that the recipe may vary a little with different manufacturers. Behind my back gate Ivan's tea is growing. A strip descending from the top of the hill to the swamp. And when I switch the bees to it ... If Ivan's tea is exclusively collected on the hill in the complementary food ... In the swamp, the bees will be in numbers little distinguishable from zero. yes
        Well, to find a mine, deploy an apiary and a squadron of unmanned aerial vehicles around, in order to find five or ten mines similar to the first ... And simultaneously undermining others, differing in the type of explosives or hulls ... I envy the Croatian scientists. To be able to cheat so dashingly for money, and even by absolutely legal methods ... Hmm .. lol

        I heard that insects of bees, wasps are placed in a container like a gas analyzer, into which air enters, if they get into the chamber with insects "the smell of VU" they will show concern ...
        The bee is looking for a clearing with flowers-melliferous plants according to the aggregate characteristics, which include not only the emitted smell, but also the color. In addition, the wind plays a significant role, the height of the flight of the bee.
        Putting a couple of bee colonies near the minefield is still half the battle. Do you still need to sow melliferous plants nearby? Otherwise, they will spin, they will fly to search in a circle ...
        When your fireweed (willow tea) blooms, do other plants not emit nectar?

        Regarding the "know-how" of Croatian scientists in terms of divorce - I agree with you. yes Maybe a special breed was also bred ...
        1. Lannan Shi
          Lannan Shi April 1 2021 10: 59
          0
          Quote: Lynx2000
          Do you still need to sow melliferous plants nearby?

          The only way you can target bees to search for explosives is through the smell of feeding. I could be wrong, but this is unlikely. And in such a situation, other honey plants will be a hindrance.
          Quote: Lynx2000
          When your fireweed (willow tea) blooms, do other plants not emit nectar?

          Allocate. Otherwise, why would I bother switching? And by the way. In principle, it is unrealistic to switch 100% of bees to one honey plant. So ... Half of the drones will not hunt for mines, but for especially tasty burdocks. lol
          Quote: Lynx2000
          Maybe a special breed was also bred ...

          What breed? Scientists? Especially nosy and cunning? This is how they are withdrawn themselves. yes And there are no bees, which is unlikely. Vaughn, backfist, how many years have they been taken out? Vooot. So 100% sit on Italian, or on Krainka.
          1. Lynx2000
            Lynx2000 April 1 2021 11: 30
            0
            Why did I write about the bees, during the bribe, the worker bee lives less than a month.
            Honestly, this is the first time I hear about the development of a reflex in insects, and, training based on this method of bees belay While they teach, the bee will change, a new one will come out.
            The smell of feeding is different, someone puts a full frame in the hive, someone feeds it with syrup (sugar or honey).
            Nectar - will smell different anyway. The bee flies to where it will be easier to find food (nectar, pollen).
            In France, there was a case when beekeepers puzzled why honey was red, purple and bright green, it turned out that bees flew to a local confectionery plant, "took raw materials" from the preparation of molasses for caramel.
            Regarding the bribe, I agree when, for example, in our latitude they offer 100% honey taken from sunflower or buckwheat, otherwise meadow from forbs or forest / taiga.
            I meant - they brought out a new breed of bees, mine search (irony). No matter how hard you try, there is still a cross-breeding of bees, when there are Central Russian, Karnika, Carpathian or backfist at the point ...
            1. Lannan Shi
              Lannan Shi April 1 2021 13: 02
              +3
              Quote: Lynx2000
              for the first time I hear about the development of a reflex in insects, and training on the basis of this method of bees

              A familiar beekeeper in Timiryazevka attended courses. I heard from him. Anyway, it works. It is possible to take fairly clean linden, clover and ivan tea. yes Despite the fact that they have never been monocultures with us.
              Quote: Lynx2000
              The bee flies to where it will be easier to find food (nectar, pollen).

              That's what I'm talking about. 100% of the result is unscientific fiction. Each time it will be a surprise where the bee flew, to the place where the BB is, or to some cornflower. The clearance process promises to be ... Funny. yes
              Quote: Lynx2000
              In France, there was a case when beekeepers

              This is the norm. I love to loot grapes. Although in the suburbs, it is not that too sweet. I planted a goldenrod, a Canadian one, like a late honey plant, everything is more useful than feeding sugar in the winter, but as soon as the grapes ripen ... They spit on that goldenrod. lol
              Quote: Lynx2000
              No matter how hard you try, there is still a mestization of bees,

              Ugums. F1 uterus is a constant expense item. sad
  2. knn54
    knn54 31 March 2021 17: 39
    +2
    You look ... and the bees will "teach" the drones to collect honey ...
  3. Ruslan Sulima
    Ruslan Sulima 31 March 2021 17: 42
    +5
    Balkan scientists surpassed British)
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 31 March 2021 17: 52
    +4
    Then you get detanishing honey, like drinking honey tincture from such honey. Of course, you can drink, but the most important thing after all is not to split the toilet bowl !!! winked drinks
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 31 March 2021 17: 52
    -1
    We also need to work in this direction, we can work together with the Serbs, they already have some groundwork!
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 31 March 2021 17: 59
      +5
      laughing The bees are already busy. Can he teach a swarm of flies to land on Biden, Macron, Merkel and Trudeau?
  6. AVA77
    AVA77 31 March 2021 17: 57
    +5
    What kind of honey do you have? Floral and linden. TNT Mikhalych, TNT. wink
  7. sergo1914
    sergo1914 31 March 2021 17: 58
    +6
    Hmm ... Are the ants busy yet? It's just that one idea appeared ...
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 31 March 2021 23: 00
      +3
      Quote: sergo1914
      Hmm ... Are the ants busy yet? It's just that one idea appeared ...

      Late. The ants are already being trained against the bees by sappers.
  8. thinker
    thinker 31 March 2021 18: 03
    +3
    it may take several years for bees to be used in practice to find mines
    Several years ... as in a parable - "either the donkey dies, or the Emir" yes
    Scientists have taught bees to find mines
    21 May 2013
    https://yandex.ru/turbo/dni.ru/s/society/2013/5/20/253057.html
  9. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 31 March 2021 18: 28
    +1
    Is it possible that bees have a better sense of smell than dogs, complete nonsense, just someone wants to cook, that's all
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 31 March 2021 19: 25
      +2
      Quote: Ryaruav
      Is it possible that bees have a better sense of smell than dogs?

      If the explosive is on honey or, in extreme cases, on sugar
  10. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 31 March 2021 18: 36
    +1
    Quote: Piramidon
    Now bees and drones have united to find mines

    Then they will collect honey together. laughing

    TNT laughing
  11. Basarev
    Basarev 31 March 2021 18: 41
    0
    They are doing it right. Everyone knows that the war is not over until her last soldier is buried, but few people know that it is not over and until her last shell exploded. And if even bees can help in this matter, then I see no obstacles. Perhaps we should take a closer look. They themselves are full of unidentified mines.
  12. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 31 March 2021 18: 41
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    Quote: poquello
    Quote: Piramidon
    Now bees and drones have united to find mines

    Then they will collect honey together. laughing

    fuck what the pentagon is doing, we created an artificial nose to detect explosives, and these are playing with bees

    For everything else is dumb laughing
  13. Well done
    Well done 31 March 2021 23: 11
    0
    Quite kapets. “If bees disappear on Earth, then in four years man will also disappear. There will be no bees - there will be no pollination, there will be no plants, there will be no animals, there will be no man. ”Einstein's prophecy.
    1. poquello
      poquello April 1 2021 03: 32
      0
      Quote: Welldone
      Quite kapets. “If bees disappear on Earth, then in four years man will also disappear. There will be no bees - there will be no pollination, there will be no plants, there will be no animals, there will be no man. ”Einstein's prophecy.

      In the United States, the total number of honeybee colonies dropped from six million in 1947 to 2,5 million in 2015.
  14. APASUS
    APASUS April 1 2021 12: 54
    +1
    Who is not taught to look for mines