MIT Researchers Created a Sanctuary for Bees to Help Save Them From Extinction

By now, you’ve probably heard that bees aren’t doing so well. Their population has been dwindling for some time, and last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put seven species of bees on the endangered species list.

Cue the “synthetic apiary.” It’s a room created by the Mediated Matter group at MIT Media Lab that mimics the spring season year-round. And curiously, it looks nothing like spring at all.

Video courtesy Mediated Matter Research Group and Best Bees, LLC.

This Bee Sanctuary Could Help Save Them From Extinction
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