Scientists built a bee’s paradise to learn how we can help save the insects

It’s not a friendly world for bees these days. Urban development, proliferation of agricultural chemicals, and unpredictable seasons induced by climate change have made it difficult for bees to keep on pollinating. Earlier this month, the US Fish and Wildlife Service added seven species of bees native to Hawaii to the endangered species list—the first time the country has ever put bees on the list.

So researchers at MIT Media Lab’s Mediated Matter Group have created the perfect environment for bees to thrive. It may look like a sterile white room to us humans, but it’s a bee’s paradise, and a space where the scientists can study the insects and better understand their work and their hive behavior. Watch the video above to learn how researchers designed an eternal spring for the bees to enjoy.

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