Plan Bee drone will replace real bees ?
“Plan bee” is the latest concept of pollinating flowers by drones, instead real bees.
The global problem of dying out population of bees, forced scientists to look for solution , that allows to replace insects. As physicist Albert Einstein said:”If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” Will “Plan Bee” help us to survive?
In last year japanese sceintist- Eijiro Miyako showed the world that is impossible to pollinate the plant, using a drone for 100$ from Amazon and patches of horse hair. After Eijiro Miyako, industrial designer named Anna Haldewag started more advanced concept- “Plan Bee” .
Drone Plan Bee looks like flower. By holes situated at the bottom of “drone arms”, the pollen is sucked- it works the same as vacuum and transported to the next flower and pushed through top vents on the plant. The process of pollinating flowers by drones is the same as in the case of pollinating process of real bees .Underneath of Plan Bee drone we can also find camera with ultra-violet light that allows drone to detect the flower.
It’s just a beginning of “Plan Bee”, but Anna Haldewag wants to spread her drone concept on global scale. It might be necessary if population of bees will decrease drastically in close future.