Scientists at Wageningen University taught honeybees to stick out their tongues when in contact with mink infected with SARS-CoV-2, and the scientists hope to develop a machine that could train multiple bees simultaneously to detect coronavirus aerosols. The researchers gave the bees sugar-water when they were exposed to the scent of an infected mink and nothing when they were exposed to an uninfected mink, conditioning the bees to stick out their tongues in anticipation of a treat in the presence of an infected animal.
Honeybees know an infected mink when they smell it
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