Scientists in Croatia training honeybees to detect bombs

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1369089322&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4064755&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1369089322 type=script]CROATIA (WIAT) — Scientists and law enforcement officials have used many different kinds of animals to sniff out explosives.

Now, researchers in Croatia are adding honeybees to the ranks.

The bees are a part of a research project sponsored by the European Union.

Honeybees, similar to the ones found in most backyards in America, are being trained to pick up the smell of TNT.

Researchers say they are so well trained that they have been able to detect underground landmines more than three miles away.

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