A student designed this ‘bee drone’ to raise awareness of the important role they play.

‘Plan bee’ designed by Anna Haldewang.

A student at the Savannah College of Art and Design unveiled her plan to mimic how bees pollinate.

Anna Haldewang, an industrial design student, created ‘Plan Bee’ to raise awareness about the declining insects. Anna’s drone is a hand-sized device that stores pollen in its body cavity. Its still in its early stages Anna has said, but could be released to market in two years.

‘Plan Bee’ has tiny holes on the bottom of its foam core to gather pollen.

According to ‘Jim Jones’ (EPA’s top pesticide regulator) “pollinators are responsible for nearly one in every three bites of food you eat. In addition, they contribute nearly $15 billion to the nation’s economy”. Farmers are nothing without there bees. Anna decided to design the pollinating-drone after realizing how precious they are to the worlds food supply. A project that made the dean of the school very proud.

‘It is outstanding. The design is self-explanatory and it offers a very clever solution,’ Victor Ermoli, dean of Savannah College of Art and Design.

The tiny-drone will bounce from plant-to-pant gathering pollen.
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