First bee pollen drone tested in Japan.

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Bee populations are declining in many parts of the world. Researchers in Japan were looking for new uses for sticky substances called ionic liquid gels and decided to test their use on a drone pollinator. Researchers purchased $100 drones from Amazon and then added patches of horsehair to their undersides. After painting on the gels, which are moist and sticky, the drones were ready to grab and release pollen grains. Watch the video in the article as the drones collide with the male and female parts of pink and white Japanese lilies.