Bees help in the battle against tuberculosis

It’s no surprise bees have extraordinary noses, since they can detect pollen from a mile away.

Believe it or not, in some airports they are even being used to sniff out explosives and drugs, and as some Christchurch scientists are discovering soon honey bees might be able to add diagnosing tuberculosis to their CVs.

Hand picked honey bees have no idea they could revolutionise the way Tuberculosis is diagnosed. Believe it or not, humans with the lethal infectious disease have sweet floral smelling breath. People can’t smell it, but bees can — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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