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Using Bees to Detect Cancer

 
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According to this article: Bees can be trained in 10 minutes and get 98% accurate results while dogs take months to train and only get 71% accuracy.

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/ideas/2013/12/can-bees-be-trained-to-sniff-out-cancer/

Not for Permies, but for the public at large it may require this sort of substantial, direct benefit to humans to compel humans to save the bees.
 
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Interesting article - thanks for posting it.
 
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That is very interesting. Thanks! It's amazing what bees are capable of.

On a related note, we're getting ready to release an apitherapy video course with Ross Conrad over at http://organiclifeguru.com
 
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Very thought provoking. It reinforces my belief that our bees know us when we work with them. We don't use smoke.
 
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