The trackers are developed by Tumbling Dice Ltd.
The pollination provided by the insects provide approximately $300 million per year to the United Kingdom’s economy.
The population of the bumblebee is declining in United Kingdom.
Scientists are hoping that with these trackers they can analyze why the bee population is declining.
Sarah Barlow, a scientist at Kew Gardens who tested the technology said, “This piece of the puzzle, of bee behavior, is absolutely vital if we are to understand better why our bees are struggling and how we can reverse their decline.”
Researches chilled the bumblebees so that they can calm down, then they glued the tracker onto the bees.
Scientists believe that these can be modified and can be used to study numerous other insects.