Artificial Pollination Of Plants With The Drone Plan Bee

Technological advancements of late are happening by leaps and bounds. Recently, an industrial design student, Haldewang, developed a drone called “Plan Bee” that can artificially pollinate plants just like the real bee.

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There was a need for this kind of a drone as several species of the bee were becoming endangered and on the verge of extinction.

This was a highly welcome news particularly for those working on the conservation of these bee species. Bee populations are crucial for pollination.

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In North America alone, the honeybees’ role enables productions of at least 90 commercially different kinds of crops grown on a commercial basis like blueberries, melons, and broccoli.

Though the conservation efforts are on, the advent of Plan bee created by the industrial design student, there is surely some respite.

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The drone is controlled by a smart device can actually pollinate flowers artificially.

It is made up of plastic material on the exterior and foam on the interior side. The body is divided into 6 parts with minute holes through which it can suck pollen grains from the flowers. the sucked in pollens are then dropped by the drone while hovering on other flowers.

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